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High school coach accused of asking team to find him dates resigns

SEATTLE — A well-known softball coach has resigned after allegations he used his high school players to get him dates.

Coach Troy Hennum, 25, was accused of asking girls on his Roosevelt High School softball team to find “cute girls,” take their pictures and bring their phone numbers to him.

hennumIn 2012, the Lake Washington School District said, Hennum sent inappropriate text messages to one of his female players when they were staying at a hotel in Wenatchee, asking her to meet him alone. The district said that violated school policy and it didn’t renew his contract.

Seattle Public Schools said it was aware of the incident, but was told by the Lake Washington athletic director that he was cleared of any wrongdoing in that case.

When Lake Washington let him go, Hennum was also coaching for a select softball team called the Seattle Wave.  The head coach of that organization said he fired Hennum after the Lake Washington incident.

Seattle Public Schools just hired Hennum to coach at Roosevelt. In fact, he had only been on the job six days when the district put him on unpaid leave. According to the Seattle Times, a 21-year-old woman said some of Hennum’s players from Roosevelt approached her last Friday in a sporting goods store where she works.

She gave them her number, and later Hennum started text messaging her. After a few hours, the woman decided she was uncomfortable with the situation and called the principal of Roosevelt High School.

Hennum also currently coaches a select team for the Northwest Bandits in Bothell.  The son of the head of that organization said he’s very upset to hear these allegations, and that they went out on a limb to let him coach a team with them this year. No word on what they plan to do with him.

One of Hennum’s family members in Brier said they haven’t been able to get a hold of him. Q13 FOX News sent him emails and left him phone messages but they have not been returned.

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21 Comments to “High school coach accused of asking team to find him dates resigns”

    Rebecca said:
    March 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Wow! What a douchebag! He was given countless opportunities but he messed it up every time. This guy needs to be permanently banned from ever coaching again.

      LOLing said:
      March 9, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      I think you've just revealed why you can't get any dates… "All the girls in this area are stupid, hella judgemental and stuck up." WOW, you are SUCH A CHARMER. I'm shocked that women aren't falling all over themselves to get with you. LOL, hell is going to freeze over before you ever get laid, dumbass.

      Watch 4D DOGS said:
      March 11, 2013 at 6:20 AM

      Rebecca watch "Yours Truly" he's probably the culpit justifying himself – am I right "coach"?!?…so give it up man you'll probably end up going to jail now…your justifications won't hold you up in court – you aint got a leg to stand on!!!

      DiDi said:
      March 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Yours truly – you are a giant horse's patoot. No wonder you can't get a date. You're probably ugly too.

    Block Watcher said:
    March 8, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    This guy is a pathetic jerk.

    NAVYTOWN said:
    March 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    It's kind of pathetic that a grown man would have to stoop to asking his students to find him girls to date.
    He obviously hasn't had much success on his own with women.

    Dapandico said:
    March 11, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Stupid hetrosexual.

    darkseid1998 said:
    March 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    This is why more men are deciding to stay single. Since women do none of the work in courtship but just put on tons of make-up to look pretty like this "victim", it is now impossible for a guy to meet a woman without the risk of getting fired or arrested for sexual harrassment or accused rape. Online dating? Women on these sites want all the toppings on a man-rich, 6'tall and athletic. Look at this guy, he's short. Girls are prejudiced against short guys so they find an excuse to hate them. This poor guy was only trying to be a guy and avoiding being lonely and wants to get married, fall in love, and have kids. Is there anything wrong with that? If there is then there is something wrong with this over-liberal American society.

    John Doe said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I am black and male and loving this story. Had the very first incident involved a black male that would have been his last. But this is a relatively young white clean-cut male and this is the USA. So unlike a black guy he's given several passes. And despite these incidents he is CURRENTLY allowed to be around teens. But I am not surprise. I am loving this story for the same reason I love the story involving the white male teen who was stealing planes, boats, food, breaking into folks homes and cabins a while back. It took local police and the FBI a long time before nabbing this young thug. Why did it took so long? He is white and the folks he was stealing from are all white. They identified with them. And every one on the planet knows that white guys and white folks in general do not rape, steal, use and sell drugs, kill, or kidnap. And of course they are no white gangs. Therefore white folks were not looking for a white male during Mr. Harris crime spree. Come on folks, fess up. If Mr. Harris was a black male committing this many crimes in a white neighborhood he would have been SHOT a long time and or turn over to the authorities.

    Being black and male I am constantly being watched. Every time I go to gas up white folks would sit in their cars and wait for me to take off before emerging from their vehicles. Others would not even gas up when they pull up and sees me. Yet these are the same people who give sophisticated white folks working in tall buildings their life savings to manage. They also give other white folks such as coaches, babysitters, pastors, teachers, scout leaders and others, access to their kids.

    For those of you who are too young and have not heard about Ted Bundy, Google his name. He was a handsome relatively young very sick evil white male when he began his very long career of killing and raping young women and teens. These women died because most were trusting WHITE females who did not see Mr. Bundy as the monster he was. This serial killer/rapist had no problem charming the pants off of these TRUSTING but now DEAD young women. And again, same as Mr Harris, Mr, Bundy was not arrested in a hurry. Being a fugly (fucking ugly) black male it is not easy getting laid. It is safe to assume that NONE of these DEAD Bundy victims would have voluntarily gone with me as they did this sick white bastard.

    So when I see stories like this where white folks are taking other white folks to the cleaners and raping/molesting their kids, or victimizing their own in other ways I use these occasions to point out the fact that even as a FUGLY black male over 50 I have absolutely NO criminal record. I am not a gang member now or at anytime. I do not use or sell drugs. I have never kill, rape or kidnapped anyone. I am dirt poor and yes, I do work. White folks, male and female in prisons all over the planet obviously cannot make this claim. They are currently doing time in cages as I write this. Writing this is therapy. Not a day goes by where people (mostly white) are not looking at me suspiciously solely because I have black skin while evil, lilly white blue eye, blond hair folks can go just about anywhere without being watched. Like I said being able to point this out is healing. So white folks continue TRUSTING your own while keeping your eyes on FUGLY black males. While you are locking your car doors when a black male is near by your own in high places are cleaning out your fucking life savings. Some things never change. I am wait to read the next white on white Troy Hennum story. The sad thing is, it does not matter what dirt bag white face is in the news for committing some evil crime, most of you don't care. As far as you are concern all black males are rapist, drug dealers, gang bangers, etc. This is fucking disturbing.

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