A 22-year-old high school basketball coach is making headlines around the world after being fired for posing as a 13-year-old during a game.
Arlisha Boykins, an assistant coach for the Churchland junior varsity girls basketball team in Virginia, brazenly decided to play for the team when one 13-year-old player was unavailable, parents of the girl told WAVY TV 10.
“Coaches always preach to the kids about integrity and those types of things, so I was just shocked,” the father of the 13-year-old said.
Boykins can be seen wearing a black No. 1 jersey in footage obtained by WAVY. Part of the vision shows her driving to the basket for a layup and blocking an opponent.
In addition to Boykins, the team’s head coach was also fired.
The Churchland junior varsity players and parents chose to forgo the remainder of the season. The school is currently investigating the incident.