A high school women’s basketball program, both varsity and JV, ended its season after a 22-year-old assistant coach was found impersonating a 13-year-old player during a game last week, according to USA Today.
Arlisha Boykins, who works out of Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va., reportedly suited up for the JV squad Jan. 21 against Nansemond River while one of her players was out of town for a club tournament.
Following the discovery of the ruse and the ensuing investigation, a Portsmouth Public Schools spokesman was quoted as saying that the JV and varsity girls teams decided not to continue their seasons after a meeting between Churchland officials and their parents.
Boykins is reportedly out of employment by the school system as of Jan. 25. Per Norfolk’s WAVY-TV, both the varsity and JV coaches were fired.
You can see some of Boykins’ “highlights” in the video below.
The parents of the 13-year-old player who was impersonated were understandably unhappy with the situation and told WAVY-TV that their daughter will not be attending Churchland High School:
“Coaches are always preaching to kids about integrity and this kind of stuff, so I was just shocked,” said the 13-year-old’s father.
Arlisha Boykins, 22, got into trouble last week. (Getty Images)