22-Year-Old Coach Fired After Posing As 13-Year-Old In JV Basketball Game
H.S. Basketball Coach
Fired After Posing As 13-Year-Old
… In JV Basketball Game
1/31/2023 6:49 AM PT
12:10 PM PT — TMZ Sports has confirmed Arlisha Boykins, the junior varsity coach AND varsity head coach were all fired as a result of the incident.
We also spoke with a rep for the Virginia High School League — the organization that oversees H.S. athletics in the state — and while the VHSL is aware of the situation, it is letting the two schools involved handle all punishment.
A spokesperson for Churchland tells us school officials were not present for the away game … and were not made aware of Boykins’ participation in the game until the following Monday.
Churchland administrators held a meeting with the parents and students of the JV and varsity teams … and the athletes for both squads ultimately decided to scrap the season.
Here’s a new one — a 22-year-old high school basketball coach is out of the job after trying to pass as a 13-year-old player in a junior varsity game earlier this month.
According to local reports, Arlisha Boykins — an assistant for the Churchland H.S. Truckers in Virginia — impersonated one of her players who was away from the team for a club basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Instead of playing with one less hooper, Boykins apparently took matters into her own hands and suited up as the student-athlete … and footage obtained by WAVY10 shows the full-grown adult balling out against the competition — driving the lane for a layup, getting a block and nailing free throws.
The outlet reports Boykins was fired as a result of the stunt … and the rest of Churchland’s JV players and parents elected to opt out of the remainder of the season.
The 13-year-old’s father spoke about the situation … admitting he was “shocked” the coach would do such a thing.
The school is now investigating the incident … and the student’s family is asking for an apology.
Originally Published: 06:49 AM PT