The Ferndale High School girls varsity basketball coach was fired on Monday because of 'inappropriate text messages' sent to a student, according to the district.
Stephanie Hall, director of community relations for the district, said the coach was fired "after a player and her parent met with the principal to report receipt of inappropriate texts from him over the weekend."
"The coach had been the employee of an employment agency for the past two years and on the recommendation of the school district, has been released," Hall wrote in a statement on Friday. "As with all other public school workers in Michigan, this coach had undergone a criminal history background check prior to his employment."
The coach is not being named and was not a teacher at the school.
The texts were sent to a 16-year-old student, according to a ClickOnDetroit.com article.