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Joe Bedenk
File:Joe Bedenk.jpg
Bedenk pictured in The Campanile 1926, Rice yearbook
Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
BornJuly 14, 1897
DiedMay 2, 1978(1978-05-02) (aged 80)
State College, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Football
1921–1923

Baseball
1922–1923

Penn State


Penn State
Position(s)Guard (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1928–1930
1949

Baseball
1925–1926
1931–1962

Florida (assistant)
Penn State


Rice
Penn State
Head coaching record
Overall5–4 (football)
391–171–3 (basebeall)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Football
All-American, 1923

Fred Joseph "Joe" Bedenk (July 14, 1897 – May 2, 1978) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He served as the head baseball coach at Rice University from 1925 to 1926 and at Pennsylvania State University from 1931 to 1962. Bedenk was also the head football coach at Penn State for one season in 1949, tallying a mark of 5–4.

Playing careerEdit

Bedenk played guard for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team. He was elected team captain and earned All-America honors in 1923. He graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Arts in finance in 1924.

Coaching careerEdit

Bedenk served for several years as Penn state's offensive line coach before being promoted to head coach for the 1949 season. After finishing the year at 5–4, Bedenk requested a return to coaching the offensive line and the university brought in Rip Engle as head coach, and Engle's quarterback from Brown University, Joe Paterno as an assistant coach.

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Penn State Nittany Lions (Independent) (1949)
1949 Penn State 5–4
Penn State: 5–4
Total: 5–4

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