LOS ANGELES (AP) Washington State coach Nick Rolovich lamented Tuesday that his decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccine has created a distraction for his program, though he reiterated that he would keep his reasons why private.
"I don't mean to cause any heartache to this university or to this athletic department or this state," Rolovich said via Zoom during Pac-12 media day. "As I go forward, I plan on adhering to all policies that are implemented for the unvaccinated at the state, local, campus and conference level. I'm not against vaccinations. I wholeheartedly support those who choose to be vaccinated, including our players, staff, and coaches."
Rolovich was the only conference coach not at the W Hollywood Hotel for media day, where proof of vaccination was required for those in attendance. He said talks with the athletic department have been good and that "they respect my decision."