The “Bachelorette” contestant currently serves as a senior offensive analyst for Team Red Raiders
There’s something about reality TV and sports. When you’re connected, it’s a blockbuster combo, and there’s every chance that’s going to happen when football coach Kirk Bryant meets Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia on season 19 of The Bachelorette. For the first time in series history, two women will choose their future partners, and one or both of them may have a chance to spend life with a man who shapes future NFL stars.
Windey was a former contestant on season 26 of ‘The Bachelor’ and the 30-year-old nurse from Denver, Colorado made the top 3 of season 26. She has been a fan favorite all season and is joined by Rachel, a flight teacher from Clermont, Florida. According to her ABC bio, “Rachel could make a living from Flaming Hot Cheetos” and is excited to one day read the Harry Potter series with her kids. And now both women have a chance to find love, and Kirk hopes he’ll be one of the lucky 32 suitors.
Who is Kirk Bryant?
The 29-year-old from Lubbock, Texas, works as an assistant coach for the Texas Tech football team. The Bachelorette contestant currently serves as the Senior Offensive Analyst for Team Red Raiders and began his role in December 2021. He is currently working with head coach Joey McGuire. ABC gives a full introduction to Kirk, saying, “Kirk is a successful football coach who’s ready to find love that goes the distance. He works seven days a week during the season and wants a partner who understands how demanding his work schedule is and will happily hold the line while he’s away.”
It added: “Nevertheless, he is looking for an independent woman and someone who will be his teammate in the most difficult of times. Kirk loves being the fun uncle to his brother’s kids, but if it’s true love, finding it with either Gabby or Rachel, he’s willing to choose the W and put a ring on him to start a family of his own establish. TOUCH DOWN!”
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The official site also listed some fun facts about the coach:
(i) Kirk loves golf but is not very good at it.
(ii) Kirk never wears white when eating spaghetti.
(iii) Kirk would love to visit Santorini one day.
Kirk’s father, Keith Bryant, is the current Superintendent of Lubbock Cooper ISD, and his son graduated from Mississippi College in 2015 with an accounting degree. He later switched streams and received his master’s degree in sports administration from Baylor in 2019. Only time will tell if he wins on one of the hottest reality shows in the country.
The 19th season of “The Bachelorette” premieres on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 8:7c on ABC.