Roosevelt softball coach asked team to find him 'cute girls'

Roosevelt softball coach asked team to find him 'cute girls'

Roosevelt softball coach asked team to find him 'cute girls'

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

A Roosevelt High School softball coach has resigned after an incident last week involving an allegedly inappropriate scavenger hunt.

The Seattle Times reports that Troy Hennum, 26, sent his team members to look for "cute girls," and bring their photos and phone numbers back to him.

Administrators at Roosevelt heard about the incident on Saturday, and reacted quickly. On Monday, they placed Hennum on unpaid adminstrative leave and sent a letter home to the girls' parents.

Troy Hennum had only had the job for six days and is not a teacher in the district.

His former school district, Lake Washington, had investigated Hennum in 2012 for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to an athlete.

A spokesperson for the Seattle School District said the hiring team knew about the Lake Washington incident and had looked into the matter. However, Hennum had been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case.

Katharine Aagard was one of the woman the softball team "found." According to the Seattle Times, Aagard texted with Hennum, but became uncomfortable and reported the incident to Roosevelt High School.

The incident is under investigation by the school district.

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