A highschool basketball coach in New Hampshire has been fired after impersonating a 13-year-old participant in a sport.
Arlisha Boykins, a 22-year-old assistant coach on the Churchland junior varsity ladies basketball staff in Portsmouth, suited up for the Truckers whereas a teenage student-athlete was out of city at a membership basketball match, mother and father of the lady informed WAVY TV 10.
In video footage from the Jan. 21 sport, which befell in Suffolk in opposition to Nansemond River, Boykins will be seen carrying a black No. 1 jersey for Churchland whereas taking part in within the contest.
Boykins, who was going up in opposition to 14-and-15-year-old ladies, recorded a block and drove to the basket for a layup in highlights obtained by WAVY. She was additionally seen interacting with the staff, taking pictures free throws and at one level, dove into the stands for a free ball.
Along with Boykins, the Truckers’ junior varsity head coach and the pinnacle coach of the varsity staff have been fired — with sources telling the outlet that the varsity coach was “encouraging the habits” throughout the sport.
“Coaches all the time preach to the children about integrity and people forms of issues, so I used to be simply shocked,” the daddy of the 13-year-old mentioned.
The lady’s household informed WAVY their daughter is now not serious about attending Churchland Excessive College subsequent yr and can pursue one other faculty. The household can be searching for a private apology from Churchland faculty officers.
The Churchland junior varsity gamers and fogeys selected to forgo the rest of the season and never play any extra video games.
The varsity is at present investigating the incident.