Auburn Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin is the main man on campus after taking over for Gus Malzahn. The former Boise State Broncos coach finally received his shot at leading a major college football program, and he’s hoping to run with it in the SEC West.
Fans chanting War Eagle next season will quickly get used to Harsin on the sideline. The 44-year-old coach brought enthusiasm and a 76-24 overall head coaching record to The Plains, and Auburn fans can only hope for a return to the College Football Playoff under Harsin.
The head football coach is supported by his wife and children. Who are they, though?
Bryan Harsin’s Wife Kes Harsin
Bryan Harsin has been married to Kes Harsin for more than 20 years.
According to The Eagle Magazine, they both went to Capital High School in Boise, Idaho. They then went to Boise State University, where Bryan played quarterback.
Kes has been right by her husband’s side throughout his coaching career. He began as Eastern Oregon’s running backs and wide receivers coach in 2000 before heading to Boise State as a graduate assistant. Harsin left Boise to serve as Texas’ co-offensive coordinator in 2011. He then served as head coach of Arkansas State University (2013) and Boise State (2014-20).
Although leaving Boise State was difficult, the two knew it was the right decision.
“We’ve had some amazing opportunities in our lives with some amazing people,” Harsin told The Auburn Plainsman. “And every single one of those, we’ve been together, and Kes and I’ve been married 20 years. This decision was simple.”
Kes also had her own clothing line in Boise for HER Spirit Wear LLC, which was a boutique that featured Boise State football gear.
Brian & Kes Have 3 Children
The Harsins have three beautiful children, two daughters and one son.
Daughters Dayn Mykena Harsin and Devyn Lynn Harsin are blonde like their mother. According to her Instagram, Devyn is a makeup artist and esthetician in Boise.
Their lone son, Davis Harsin, is a football player and wrestler who recently entered high school. Kes has said that she enjoys playing catch with him and boasts about him often on her Instagram.
“MY#1 SON!! Proud of you!! So fun watching you play QB this year and Linebacker! Stay positive, stay focused, stay humble, work hard, pray often, and don?t ever give up!! Love you! I look forward to the next 3 years!! GO MUSTANGS!!!” she wrote on social media in October 2020.
Kes told The Eagle that the family enjoys camping, boating, fishing, surfing and vacations, especially if they involve a beach.
“As a husband, he is very giving to me. It is not always material things. He makes me laugh and humor is huge. I love him so much for that. Yes he knows how to push my buttons, but it is usually to motivate me. I have often been the push for him too,” she told The Eagle.
Bryan and Kes Harsin are going to need some time to adjust after leaving the Mountain West for Auburn. The First Lady of Auburn Football and athletics may not realize her role just yet, but she will in time.
Hopefully Coach Harsin and his family can bring Auburn University back to an NCAA title, which starts with beating Alabama and the rest of the SEC.
This post was originally published on January 11, 2021.