Joe Coleman: 5 Things About The Man In Michelle’s Final 3 On ‘The Bachelorette’

After bonding over both being from Minnesota on 'The Bachelorette,' Michelle Young and Joe Coleman may take their romance to the next level in the fantasy suite this week!

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Joe Coleman is one of three guys left hoping to end up with Michelle Young on season 18 of The Bachelorette. On the Dec. 14 episode, the two will have a one-on-one date, which will end with the opportunity to spend the night together in the fantasy suite. Michelle and Joe have connected over the fact that they’re both from Minnesota and played basketball, but this will be their chance to see if there’s more to their relationship than just that!

During hometown dates, Joe told Michelle that he was falling in love with her, so things are definitely getting real. However, Michelle has also formed intense connections with the other two men, Nayte Olukoya and Brandon Jones. Ahead of the penultimate episode, learn more about Joe here.

1. What Does Joe Do For A Living? 

Joe works as a real estate developer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Currently working as a real estate developer, property manager and investor for single family/small multi-family properties in the Minneapolis area,” he says on his LinkedIn. He has worked at the C&S Group LLC since November 2020. Prior to beginning a career in real estate, Joe worked for a computer software program called Infor. He was with the company from the beginning of 2019 until the end of 2020. From 2016-2017, he worked at SportsEngine, a software company designed to help coaches, parents, administrators and more who work with young athletes.

2. Where Did Joe Go To College?

After graduating high school, Joe spent two years at the University of Minnesota, where he majored in Business Marketing. He transferred to Saint Mary’s College of California for his junior year in 2013, majoring in Communications. He then went back to the University of Minnesota, where he double majored in Business and Marketing Education and Communications Studies.

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Michelle young and Joe Coleman on ‘The Bachelorette.’ (ABC)

3. Joe Was A College Basketball Player 

Joe’s success as a basketball player began in high school, where he led his team, Hopkins High School, to three state championships. He was named Minnesota Mr. Basketball in 2011, during his senior year. Joe then went on to play basketball at the University of Minnesota. He played for the team during his Freshman and Sophomore years, but then opted to withdraw his scholarship and transfer schools when Minnesota changed coaches. “When Coach Smith left, I decided I wanted to go somewhere I could expand my game,” he explained. He redshirted his junior year at Saint Mary’s, and only played one game during the team’s 2014-2015 season.

After that, his basketball career ended due to an injury. On The Bachelorette, Joe opened up to Michelle about how big of a toll this injury took on his life. He struggled with his mental health for quite a bit after finding out he would not have a future in basketball.

4. What Is Joe Looking For In A Woman?

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Michelle Young and Joe Coleman hold hands during a date on ‘The Bachelorette.’ (ABC)

“Basketball was [Joe]’s first true love, [but] he’s now ready to build a life outside of sports and find a wife,” Joe’s Bachelorette bio reads. The 28-year-old says he’s looking for a woman “who is smart, caring, articulate and able to make him laugh.” He also wants “someone with aligning values and hopes they are ready for a family because [he] hopes to have at least three or four kids.”

5. What Is Joe Coleman’s Instagram?

Joe Coleman’s Instagram handle is @JCol3. However, he does not appear to be very active on the site. Before The Bachelorette premiere on Oct. 19, he hadn’t posted since the beginning of April 2021. His last post before that was in October 2019.

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