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Softball Coach Accused of Sending Team to Find Him Dates

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A high school softball coach has resigned after he was accused of using his team of girls to find him dates.

Troy Hennum submitted his resignation to Seattle Public Schools on Friday, officials said, after his dating scavenger hunt was brought to their attention by a woman who said she was targeted for a date.

Kat Aagard, 25, said she was flattered when a group of giggling girls from Roosevelt High School came into the sporting goods store where she works.

“They asked me if they could get my phone number and picture for their coach,” she told ABC News.

What Aagard didn’t know was that the girls’ coach, Hennum, had allegedly sent them out to find him possible dates.

“I wasn’t sure what to think at first,” she said.

Aagard shared text messages with ABC News that she said were sent by Hennum. The sender confessed right away to using the female players to help him find dates.

“Right? Genius. Great way to meet a girl. Use my girls. LOL,” the sender wrote.

Aagard carried on the text conversation for more than an hour, even complimenting him when he said he teaches special education.

“He seemed like a nice enough guy for a while,” Aagard said.

She had a change of heart, she said, after she searched for Hennum online and found articles about his departure from another school in nearby Lake Washington.

The Lake Washington School District reportedly found no cause to discipline Hennum for texting a student in an April 2012 incident, but he was not on staff the next season.

“I was completely … shocked to see something inappropriate happened with this coach before,” Aagard said.

She decided to report him to the principal of Roosevelt High School.

Aagard told ABC News’ Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV that Hennum called her to apologize.

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

Hennum did not respond to a request from ABC News for comment.

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NFL Lockout Back On, Following Appeals Court Ruling

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- A ruling by a federal appeals court on Friday, has resulted in the National Football League lockout being back on.

On Monday judge Susan Richard Nelson had ruled in favor of NFL players, ending a lockout which went into place on in March. However, on Friday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay of Nelson’s decision, resulting in the lockout being reinstated. The latest ruling came on the same day that players were allowed to participate in full workouts at team facilities for the first time since Nelson's ruling.

NFL clubs were reportedly notified of the lockout being back in effect sometime Friday night.

Friday’s decision is the latest chapter in the labor impasse between the NFL and its players as the two sides are yet to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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