Virginia H.S. basketball coaches ousted after 1 allegedly poses as a participant in a sport

Two junior varsity ladies basketball coaches are out of a job at a Virginia highschool after the assistant coach was alleged to have suited up and performed in a sport.

Portsmouth Public Faculties acquired a report from directors at Nansemond River Excessive Faculty {that a} member of Churchland Excessive Faculty’s junior varsity teaching employees “took half within the sport” on Jan. 21, district spokesperson Lauren Nolasco mentioned.

Churchland directors investigated and reported the incident to the Virginia Excessive Faculty League, the sanctioning physique for public highschool video games within the state.

“Whereas I can not focus on particulars of the investigation since this can be a personnel matter, I can affirm Arlisha Boykins is now not an worker of Portsmouth Public Faculties,” Nolasco mentioned in a press release.

Boykins, 22, was the Churchland assistant coach accused of posing as a pupil within the sport towards Nansemond River, NBC affiliate WAVY of Portsmouth reported. The precise participant missed the sport due to an out-of-town membership event, her dad and mom informed the station.

Boykins was employed in August. Her final day with the varsity was Wednesday, Nolasco mentioned. The top coach of the women basketball group can also be now not employed, Nolasco mentioned.

It was not instantly clear how Boykins was allowed to play or how lengthy she was within the sport. No Churchland directors had been on the sport, Nolasco mentioned.

Directors on the Suffolk highschool didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Tuesday.

After the incident, Churchland employees members met with the dad and mom and gamers on the junior varsity and varsity groups. The group determined they didn’t wish to proceed the basketball season, Nolasco mentioned.

“The groups’ remaining opponents and officers have been notified,” she mentioned.

Boykins couldn’t be reached at cellphone numbers listed for her.

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