Pac-12 coach announces he won't attend conference Media Day due to vaccine protocol
The Pac-12 is set to host its conference media days next week, but one coach is opting to appear remotely.
Washington State coach Nick Rolovich tweeted Wednesday that he will not be attending Pac-12 Media Day due to COVID-19 protocol. The conference is requiring all in-person attendants to be vaccinated. Rolovich says he has opted to not receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
“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 wrote in his statement. “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 in his second season at Washington State after coaching Hawaii from 2016-19. The Cougars played only four games last season, going 1-3.