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VIDEO: Nick Rolovich out as WSU football head coach

by Brenna Greene, KREM 2 News
| October 19, 2021 12:13 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. — Nick Rolovich is no longer the head football coach of Washington State University.

Rolovich applied for a religious exemption from Governor Jay Inslee’s mandate where all state employees must get vaccinated for COVID-19. His religious exemption was denied by WSU. They said that they could not make appropriate accommodations for Rolovich if he was unvaccinated.

Per university policy, Rolovich was given the option to get vaccinated before he lost his job.

The university has used the example of a graphic designer as someone who could get an exemption and have their accommodations approved as that is a job where a person works mostly by themselves. Rolovich is obviously in a job where he interacts with hundreds of people every week, including players and staff. Another one of his main job responsibilities is fundraising for the school. Being unvaccinated would make interacting with donors difficult.

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WSU football head coach Nick Rolovich fired for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Rolovich was the highest-paid employee in the state, with a salary year of more than $3 million.

Rolovich was the highest-paid employee in the state, with a salary year of more than $3 million.

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