NICEVILE — Wes Nelson isn’t just a state champion soccer coach.

He teaches geometry and algebra 2 at Niceville High. He’s the captain of Destin Bay Fishing Charters.

He’s a family man to four kids and his wife, Janie.

All of those monikers have been affected — positively and negatively — by the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, fresh off his 27-0-1 title campaign for Niceville, we sat down with the man, the myth, the legend to discuss life in the midst of social distancing.

So how has the pandemic affected you personally?

“I’m a boat captain and I teach at Niceville, so those have been put on hold. We’re transitioning to online teaching now, so that’s a pretty big adjustment. And this has affected business because the beaches are closed and there’s no tourists to go fishing.”

Who are you social distancing with? Has this strengthened the family/friendship bond?

“My Family. We got a nice yard and a beach on some water, so we’ve just been hanging around the house. There’s my wife, Janie, I got Keller who’s 14, twins Kate and Asher who are in the sixth grade, and Kenyon who’s 8. We’ve been hanging around 24/7, so it’s been good. We’ve been doing as many things outside as we can as a family, and fortunately the weather has been absolutely amazing. So we’re just making the most of it and taking advantage of family time.”

Out of all the postponements and cancellations between pro and college, what sport do you miss the most and why?

“I love sports. The Premier League being postponed, that hurts. And I’m actually a big baseball guy, a big Braves fan, so I usually make the trip every year to see a game or two. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but the Braves I’ll watch. So that’s been different.”

What if this virus had affected your state title run? How would you feel?

“It absolutely would have been heartbreaking. I feel for all the seniors out there playing baseball, softball, flag football, lacrosse and the spring sports. To work toward that end goal, it would be absolutely devastating to not be able to finish what you started.”

Have you watched or binged anything good on TV?

“Definitely some movies at night. One thing we’re trying to do, and it’s unique because all my kids play sports, is to eat together at night. Usually we’re all busy and going opposite directions, especially with me just getting done with a busy soccer season, so the family meal time is a positive to come out of all this.”

What kind of advice can you offer fellow athletes dealing with the pandemic?

“The biggest thing is you gotta develop a routine. You gotta figure out what you want to do, like your goals, and how to achieve that goal whatever it is. We all just have to try and make the most out of this new normal.”