Washington State's Nick Rolovich out as head coach after failing to meet COVID vaccine mandate

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Washington State football’s Nick Rolovich and four assistants are out of the program after failing to meet a mandate that required state educational employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 18, the school said.

Rolovich, Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stuzmann and Mark Weber were not in compliance with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation on state employees getting the vaccine, and the sides began the “separation process” based on the terms of their contracts.

Oct 16, 2021; Pullman, Washington, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich celebrates after a game against the Stanford Cardinal at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. The Cougars won 34-31.
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Oct 16, 2021; Pullman, Washington, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during warm up ups before a game against the Stanford Cardinal at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium.
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Jones added he was unsure whether Rolovich would end up getting the shot or why he refused.

Rolovich was the highest-paid state employee, earning more than $3 million annually, Q13 FOX noted.

Oct 16, 2021; Pullman, Washington, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during warms before a game against the Stanford Cardinal at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium.
(James Snook-USA TODAY Sports)

Washington State defensive coordinator Jake Dickert was expected to take over as the interim head coach.

Rolovich was the head coach at Hawaii for four years before taking over at Washington State in 2020. He was 28-27 at Hawaii and 5-6 at Washington State. The Cougars didn’t make a bowl game last season in his first year.

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