<p>do you think reccomendations from people who are not teachers help? For example, my employer says he can write an awesome one, or my coach. Do you think this counts?</p>

<p>If the college wants a supplemental rec then your employer would be fine. Your coach is a school professional but IMHO I dont feel his words will be as respected as a teacher. I dont know your situation, but If your coach thinks very highly of you I would use him as rec. I would say two teachers or other school professional and one supplemental from your boss or coach.</p>