The newest chapter of 'The Bachelorette' begins next week on ABC and there will be a high school sports angle in the cast of 25 contestants vying for Andi Dorfman's
Brian Osborne (@Coach_Osborne
) is an assistant basketball coach at Trinity (Camp Hill, Pa.)
, assistant boys soccer coach at Red Land (Lewisberry, Pa.)
and an aide with the Camp Hill School District.
The 27-year old was brought on board by the Trinity basketball program last fall and played for the school from 2002-05.
Though the Shamrocks scuffled to a 12-13 record, they did win the District 12 title for the third year in a row. Trinity entered the PIAA Class AA state tournament riding a seven-game win streak but was bounced in the opening round.
Soon after the season concluded, Osborne left South Central Pennsylvania for a shot at love. He is active on Twitter (with a noticeable void between March 9 and May 10) and a big fan of the Duke Blue Devils.
"I would love to be a part of the Duke athletic program in Durham, North Carolina," Osborne wrote in February of 2011
. "It has been a desire and a long-term goal for me since I was five years old watching that famous Duke/Kentucky Final Four game."
It was actually a regional final in the 1992 NCAA Tournament, but we will let Osborne slide on that error. Hopefully Dorfman isn't a Kentucky fan.
Good luck to Osborne. He will need it to overcome a crowded field of contenders that includes two guys named Josh, two more named Nick, a farmer, a former minor league baseball player, an Ultimate Fighting Championship sales coordinator and a "pantsapreneur."