High school coach fired after impersonating 13-year-old girl in junior basketball game
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A high school basketball coach has lost her job after attempting to pass as a 13-year-old player in a club tournament.
You definitely don’t get that every day.
TMZ reports Arlisha Boykins, 22, impersonated one of her players who were away for the competition on January 21.
Instead of going down a player, Boykins decided she would become the team’s newest student-athlete.
Honestly, who thought this would be a good idea?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, instead of playing it cool and going under the radar she decided to put in an all-star performance.
In footage shared by the local news outlet WAVY News, she can be seen absolutely balling, getting her blocks in, driving the lane for a layup, and nailing free throws.
And she definitely may have gotten a bit too far ahead of herself.
The news outlet reported that Boykins was fired as a result of her slightly over-age game time.
Something you don't see every day. An assistant coach on a JV girls basketball team impersonated a 13-year-old player on the team in a game. The coach is no longer an employee of the Portsmouth School District. @WAVY_News— Craig Loper II (@CraigLoperWAVY) January 30, 2023
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Meanwhile, the players along with the parents have chosen to end their season and sit out for the rest of it.
The father of the 13-year-old who was impersonated by the teacher was furious with the move.
He told WAVY: “Coaches always preach to the kids about integrity and those types of things, so I was just shocked.”
The family also told the Churchland High School that their daughter was no longer interested in attending the school and was seeking an apology.
According to TMZ, a spokesperson for the school maintained that school officials weren’t aware of the teacher’s participation until the following Monday.
They had a meeting with the parents before deciding to scrap the season.
The outlet confirmed that Boykins, the junior varsity coach and the varsity head coach all lost their job as a result of the incident.
A representative for the Virginia High School League, who oversees the competitions in the state, told TMZ they were letting the schools handle the punishment.
Looks like the 22-year-old’s attempts to relive her younger years have gone horribly wrong.
Featured Image Credit: @CraigLoperWAVY/Twitter.
Topics: US Sports, Basketball