A Coach Impersonated One of Her Teenage Players During a High School Basketball Game
Are you ready for the most bizarre story of the week?
A 22-year-old assistant coach for the Churchland High School girls JV basketball team secretly suited up and played in a game earlier this month. According to the story first reported by WAVY TV 10 of Portsmouth, Virginia, the coach was impersonating one of her 13-year-old players who was out of town for a separate club basketball tournament.
The TV station shared footage of the game where the coach can be seen easily blocking a shot and scoring at the rim. The coach is now no longer an employee of the school district, and the team decided to opt out of participating in the remainder of the basketball season.
I have so many questions. How the heck did the rest of the coaching staff allow this? And how the heck didn’t the opposing team or officials realize something was up? Was there really no clear giveaway that the person on the court was a full-grown adult!?
I mean, seriously, I have no clue how something like this actually happens nor how the team could be ok with letting it happen. The school did reportedly undergo a full investigation into the situation, but the full details have not been made public.
Here’s a look at the full story from WAVY 10 TV in Virginia on YouTube here.