WILMINGTON, Ohio — An Ohio high school wrestling coach is under investigation after he allegedly informed his boys’ wrestling team that one of its members who identifies as a boy is really a girl, and for requiring that she use the girls’ locker room.
The mother of Aubry Pogue-Krabacher, who now goes by the name Aiden, recently went to the Wilmington School Board to lodge a complaint about Wilmington High School Coach Kelly Tolliver.
“Not only did Coach Tolliver announce to the entire team that Aiden is transgender, he publicly humiliated him in front of his classmates with privileged, medical information he had no business sharing,” she said, according to Cincinnati.com.
Pogue-Krabacher was also allegedly told that she could not use the boys’ locker room to change since she is a girl. The student says that she told Tolliver that she was not a girl, but Tolliver wouldn’t buy it. He insisted that she use the boys’ locker room.
“He made it very clear that he didn’t want me in there, and that I shouldn’t be in there because I’m a girl,” Pogue-Krabacher told Fox19 News. “And I told him I was not [a girl], and he still proceeded to say, ‘Yes, you are,’ and kicked me out.”
She then went to the athletic director about the matter, who advised that they would try to work out a changing arrangement—which turned out to be a guest girls’ locker room.
Pogue-Krabacher further told the outlet that one male team member did not want to wrestle her because she has female reproductive organs. The television station had to bleep out the vulgar word that was repeated.
Pogue-Krabacher has now consequently quit the team due to the various circumstances.
According to Fox19 News, Pogue-Krabacher has been wrestling boys since the sixth grade, but as a girl. She was one of the top ten school-age wrestlers in the state. Now, as a high school freshman, Pogue-Krabacher joined the boys’ wrestling team in presenting herself as a boy.
She says she still would like to wrestle, but just not under the current coach.
Tolliver is not commenting on the matter at this time due to the investigation. The Wilmington School Board has not commented on specifics either, other than stating, “If it happened, it’s not right.”
“I can’t say anything because we’re still investigating everything, so we’ll find out later what happens,” President Marty Beaugard told Fox19.
As previously reported, Scripture states that those who turn God’s creation “upside down” are like the clay telling the potter that he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Romans 9:20 says, “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him that formed it, ‘Why hast thou made me thus?’”
Isaiah 29:16 also declares, “Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay, for shall the work say of Him that made it, ‘He made me not?’ Or shall the thing framed say of Him that framed it, ‘He had no understanding?’”
Deuteronomy 22:5 further outlines, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”