Basketball Coach Pretends To 13-Year-Old Player During Game
An assistant highschool basketball coach in Virginia has been fired after impersonating a 13-year-old participant throughout a recreation this previous weekend.
Arlisha Boykins, 22, an assistant junior varsity basketball coach at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, was canned from the job after the mother and father of a woman she was reportedly impersonating complained to high school officers, sports activities journalist Craig Loper first reported for native NBC affiliate WAVY TV.
Portsmouth Public Schools confirmed to HuffPost that Boykins “is no longer an employee.”
“Coaches always preach to the kids about integrity and those types of things, so I was just shocked,” the daddy of the 13-year-old advised Loper.
Sources advised the channel that the varsity coach was “encouraging the behavior” throughout the recreation and has additionally been fired. The JV head coach, too, is “no longer working for the division,” the varsity district advised HuffPost.
Footage of Boykins carrying the No. 1 might be seen within the information video under.
HuffPost has reached out to Boykins for remark.
The gamers on each the JV and varsity groups determined at a workforce assembly attended by their mother and father to not proceed the season, the varsity district stated. The varsity and JV groups’ calendars present the remaining video games have been canceled.
Meanwhile, the mother and father of the woman whom Boykins impersonated say their daughter is now not serious about attending Churchland High School.
They advised WAVY they’re nonetheless ready for college officers to apologize.
This just isn’t the primary incident this month through which an grownup tried to mix in with teenage college students.
Last week, New Jersey police and college officers accused Hyejeong Shin, 29, of offering a cast start certificates as a way to enroll at New Brunswick High School.