5 things to know about Troy football student assistant McKenzie Bryant

Baldwin County alumna may be switching dream job from broadcaster to fulltime coach

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 9/24/22

You might have seen her on the football sidelines of the Troy Trojans as a student assistant focusing on inside linebackers. And you might see her on NFL Network Saturday at 6 p.m. when Troy plays …

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5 things to know about Troy football student assistant McKenzie Bryant

Baldwin County alumna may be switching dream job from broadcaster to fulltime coach

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You might have seen her Saturday night on NFL Network on the football sidelines of the Troy Trojans as a student assistant focusing on inside linebackers during Troy's game against Marshall.

You may know McKenzie Bryant as Baldwin County High School’s Class of 2022 student president – or from one of her 10 other extracurricular activities.

But the majority of people from Bay Minette know that she is no stranger to the game of football. Especially those who saw her reign on the fields of the legendary Bay Minette Intermediate School where she said she captained her teams to victories against competition from fourth, fifth and sixth grade.

Gulf Coast Media sat down with Bryant and added a few questions to get to know her as a person. For the full feature story, click here or pick up the Sept. 21 edition of The Onlooker, Islander or Courier.

Here are five things to know about Troy inside linebacker student assistant and Baldwin County High School alumna, McKenzie Bryant.

Coaching may be tugging at the heart of a girl who dreamed of being on ESPN

"My backup plan was to teach an elective class … and coach football for high school if I didn’t get a position as a broadcaster. Now I’m thinking maybe I want that to be the first plan."

Favorite food

"Seafood and Mexican food."

But if she had to only pick one: Mexican.

Favorite TV Show

"Criminal Minds"

Favorite color

Sky blue, it’s a peaceful happy color

Who wins in a fight: One 500-pound duck or 500 one-pound ducks?

One 500-pound duck

Editor’s note: An interesting connection. Out of the nine local football coaches asked this same question during the inaugural Gulf Coast Media Day, only current Elberta coach Nathan McDaniel – the Baldwin County head football coach for Bryant’s first year of being a football manager – took the big duck.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

No

Is cereal a type of soup?

No

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