WSU fires football coaches for refusal to get Covid vaccine

Oct 18, 2021

Former WSU Football Coach Nick Rolovich
Credit Screenshot from Pac-12 Conference

Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich has been terminated after failing to comply with the state’s vaccine mandate.

Rolovich, who first started at WSU less than two years ago, had requested a religious exemption.

WSU defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will be elevated to acting head coach, according to a WSU news release.

Four football assistant coaches, Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stutzmann and Mark Weber have also all been terminated over noncompliance.

In a statement, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun called the termination a disheartening day for the football program. 

“The leadership on our football team is filled with young men of character, selflessness and resiliency and we are confident these same attributes will help guide this program as we move forward,” Chun said.