Reports: WSU’s Nick Rolovich fired for failing to meet vaccine requirement

PULLMAN, Wash. — Reports say Washington State University (WSU) head football coach Nick Rolovich was fired on Monday for not meeting the state’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

The termination was first reported by Stewart Mandel with The Athletic and John Canzano at the Oregonian.

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Rolovich announced in July he had elected not to receive the vaccine but said he would follow all university and state protocols. It was recently revealed that he had filed for a religious exemption.

Monday marked the deadline for state employees to show proof of full vaccination or request an exemption and receive accommodations. Anyone who did not meet the requirement faces termination.

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Rolovich has been with the Cougs since early 2020 when he replaced Mike Leach as head coach. 

It’s not clear who will take over the head coaching duties with Rolovich out.

This is a developing story. Stay with 4 News Now for updates.


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