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Bedenk pictured in The Campanile 1926, Rice yearbook
|Born||July 14, 1897|
|Died||May 2, 1978 (aged 80)|
State College, Pennsylvania
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
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.
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.
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
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Independent) (1949)|
- "Nittany Lion Baseball Team Announces Team Awards". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2006-06-01. Archived from the original on 2006-12-08. http://web.archive.org/web/20061208201311/http://www.gopsusports.com/pressreleases/pressrelease.cfm?anncid=10352. Retrieved 2007-03-05.