Dixon returned to his alma matter in 2016. (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer)

TCU basketball head coach Jamie Dixon announced via Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening.

The tweet came just hours after TCU basketball announced that its Jan. 20 matchup with No. 12 Texas Tech University and Jan. 23 matchup with No. 5 the University of Texas at Austin were both postponed “in accordance with Big 12 Conference men’s basketball interruption guidelines.”

Both events were scheduled as home games for the Horned Frogs.

Dixon is the first head coach within TCU Athletics to be publicly confirmed to have the virus.

This is not the team’s first run-in with COVID-19. Dixon told the media earlier this season that the team “practiced less than anyone in the country” due to contact tracing protocols.

The Big 12 Conference will work to reschedule the games that were postponed, and it remains to be seen whether TCU will be available for its road matchup with No. 9 Kansas on Jan. 26.

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Colin Post is a journalism major from Houston, Texas. Hoping to find a career in sports writing post-grad, Colin has covered TCU Athletics for TCU360 for four years. Gary Patterson even blocks him on Twitter (which you can find at @colinp_3). Colin enjoys watching and discussing sports, listening to music, and going to Starbucks.