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