“As the Pac-12 Conference has required that all in-person participants at next week’s Pac-12 Football Media Day be fully vaccinated, I will participate remotely and look forward to talking about our football team and the incredible young men in our program,” Rolovich said in a statement.
He continued: “I have elected not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for reasons which will remain private. 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. I will not comment further on my decision.”
Rolovich is the second coach scheduled to speak during Pac-12 media day at 9:20 a.m. PT.
Washington State had two games canceled during the 2020 season because of COVID-19 against Cal and Washington and finished with a record of 1-3 in Rolovich’s first season as head coach.