When the latest season of ABC's "The Bachelorette" premieres Monday night, the Camp Hill (Pa.) Trinity High boys' basketball team will have a rooting interest. Shamrocks assistant coach Brian Osborne, 27, will be among the 25 contestants competing for Atlanta-based attorney Andi Dorfman's attention.
While Dorfman was busy ripping Juan Pablo to shreds on "The Bachelor," Osborne helped lead Trinity (12-13) to a third consecutive district title and a berth in the Class AA state tournament before losing in the first round. So, at least they have something in common — both ended their last season in defeat.
Osborne also served as an assistant boys' soccer coach at nearby Lewisberry Red Land, where the Patriots failed to reach the district playoffs thispast fall. Hey, the losing streak has to end sometime, right?
Osborne's bio for the show screams, "I'm a high school coach competing on 'The Bachelorette'," by the way. His favorite movies? "Hoosiers", "The Notebook" and "Heavy Weights"? His most embarrasing moment? "I airballed my first shot in the district championship basketball game in front of a huge crowd and all my friends." (Surprisingly, not choosing "The Notebook" as one of his three favorite movies.) And his best date memory? "Being on the 'kiss cam' at a hockey game." High standards, this guy.
If the comments on his "Bachelorette" bio are any indication (i.e., "Mmmm. Be a hotter man. You can't."), Osborne has a pretty good shot at walking off a winner at least once this school year.
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