122A.33 License and degree exemption for head coach.
Notwithstanding section 122A.15, 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) 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
(3) can verify completion of a coaching methods or theory course.
Notwithstanding section 122A.58, 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.