Washington State football coach loses job after refusing COVID-19 vaccine

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Washington State Football Coach, Loses Job After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine.Washington State University is parting ways with head coach Nick Rolovich.CNN reports four of the universities' assistant coaches will lose their jobs as well.The coaches were steadfast in their anti-vaccine approach, and it has cost them employment.Due to the requirements set forth in Washington Governor Jay Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, Nick Rolovich is no longer able to fulfill the duties as the football head coach at Washington State , Washington State athletic department, via news release.Jake Dickert, the defensive coordinator, will fill in as interim head coach.This is a disheartening day for our football program... Our priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the young men on our team. , Pat Chun, director of athletics Washington State University, via statement.In a social media post from July, Rolovich made his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine clear.In a social media post from July, Rolovich made his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine clear.While I have made my own decision.. I respect that every individual -- including our coaches, staff and student-athletes -- can make his or her own decision regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, Nick Rolovich, former head coach, Washington State University, via Twitter.Rolovich coached the team to a 1-3 record during a pandemic-shortened season in 2020.With a salary of $3.2 million per year, Rolovich is the highest-paid employee in the state of Washington