Montana Western finding success in new "Safe-Start Task Force"

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 14:18:28-04

As Montana continues to slowly re-open, Montana Western athletics decided to get ahead of the curve and create a task force responsible for mapping out what it would take for student-athletes to resume normal activities on campus.

“Our Athletic Safe Start Task Force is essentially put together to develop COVID-19 plans and guidelines for re-introducing sports back to Montana Western," said athletic director Bill Wilson.

“Obviously it’s a very interesting time and we’re trying to do the best we can on the Western campus to prepare and make the necessary changes to continue moving forward," he added.

From Day 1, Bulldog student-athletes, coaches, training staff and administrators have been invested into safely bringing back sports to Dillon.

“Like you’d find anywhere, we have such great student-athletes, great coaches, great staff," Wilson said. "I think I’m fortunate as an athletic director to have such a tremendous athletic training staff.”

Other schools around the Frontier Conference have developed similar task forces to get ahead and prepare for the upcoming season, because, just like in sports, things can change in the blink of an eye.

“I think as everyone is aware, it’s very fluid, it’s ever-changing and moving all the time," Wilson said.

Montana Western has submitted its plan to the university administration and public health officials for review.