Softball coach sent team on scavenger hunt to find him dates

Softball coach sent team on scavenger hunt to find him dates
SEATTLE -- A local high school coach is accused of sending his female players on a scavenger hunt to find pretty girls for him to date, and it's not the first time he's been accused of being inappropriate with his team.

Coach Troy Hennum has already been suspended, and now he's trying to apologize to the woman his softball players found for him.

Twenty-five year old Kat Aagard admits being flattered at first when a group of giggling teenage softball players took her picture and got her number for their coach at Roosevelt High School. The girls said it was part of a scavenger hunt to bring photos of girls back to Hennum.

Later, Hennum sent a text to Aagard.

"He said, 'This is Troy, the Roosevelt softball coach," she said.

Then, when Hennum asked her out via text, Aagard told him using players to find girls was just too weird.

"He goes, 'Right? Genius. Great way to meet a girl. Use my girls. LOL. Gotta be careful,'" Aagard said. "(I texted) 'You're a creeper.' He's goes, 'Really, I'm a creeper?'"

Aagard began to realize that what Hennum was doing was wrong and decided to alert Roosevelt administrators, who suspended Hennum and launched and investigation.

This isn't the first time Hennum has gotten in trouble with text messages, either.

Last year, when he was coaching softball at Lake Washington High School, he violated district rules by texting an individual student. School district officials confirm he texted a female player and asked to meet her alone at an out-of-town tournament.

Hennum is not accused of making any inappropriate physical contact with the girl.

After word got out about his recent scavenger hunt, Hennum called Aagard to apologize for his actions.

"I want to call and, first off, sincerely apologize for any inconvenience myself or the team caused you," he said in a voicemail.

Officials from Seattle Public School say Hennum submitted his resignation on Friday.