JSerra football coach Pat Harlow talks about battling COVID-19: ‘It literally kicked my butt for two weeks’

JSerra High School football coach Pat Harlow tested positive for coronavirus over Father’s Day weekend, he confirmed to SBLive California on Tuesday.

“It literally kicked my butt for two weeks,” Harlow said. “I didn’t have energy to do anything.”

From June 20 to July 4 Harlow said he dealt with “massive headaches, sweats that soaked the bed and chills that shook his whole body.”

Even after the virus ran its course, the 51-year-old Harlow said it has taken several weeks to regain his energy.

“I usually take pretty long walks every day,” Harlow said. “Two weeks ago I tried to go out with my wife and we walked a mile and the half-mile back took forever. I looked like a 90-year-old man just shuffling his feet just getting there.”

Harlow has improved since then, walking four miles on Monday in under an hour. He tested negative for COVID-19 two weeks ago and has gotten back to preparing for the high school football season.

“I’m very excited,” Harlow said. “I’m ready to get out there and coach the kids.”

JSerra went 6-5 last season, losing to Corona Centennial 56-0 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.

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