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125.191 License and degree exemption for head coach.

Notwithstanding section 125.03, subdivision 1, a school district may employ as a head varsity coach of an interscholastic sport at its secondary school a person who does not have a license as head varsity coach of interscholastic sports and who does not have a bachelor's degree if:

(1) in the judgment of the school board, the person has the knowledge and experience necessary to coach the sport;

(2) the position has been posted as a vacancy within the present teaching staff for a period of 30 days and no licensed coaches have applied for the position;

(3) the person can verify completion of six quarter credits, or the equivalent, or 60 clock hours of instruction in first aid and the care and prevention of athletic injuries; and

(4) the person can verify completion of a coaching methods or theory course.

Notwithstanding section 125.121, a person employed as a head varsity coach under this section has an annual contract as a coach that the school board may or may not renew as the board sees fit, after annually posting the position as required in clause (2) and no licensed coach has applied for the position.

HIST: 1991 c 265 art 9 s 56