PULLMAN — Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich was fired by the school Monday, October 18 after not getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Director of Athletics Pat Chun said, “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. 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."

The school says 90% of staff and 97% of students are fully vaccinated.

Defensive Coordinator Jake Dickert has been named the interim head coach.

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