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Bill Bedenbaugh
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 02, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Bill Bedenbaugh joined the Arizona coaching staff in January 2007 and will coach the offensive line.


He came to the Wildcat coaching staff after seven seasons at Texas Tech.


            “We’re excited to add another outstanding coach to our staff here at Arizona,” Stoops said. “Coach Bedenbaugh has worked with (offensive coordinator) Coach Dykes for a number of years, and is on the same page with him as to what we are looking to do offensively. He has a great understanding of what our game plan is here, and has shown a desire to help continue the process of building the Arizona program into a contender.”


            Bedenbaugh spent the last two seasons (2005-06) mentoring the offensive line in Lubbock but has been connected with the high-power Red Raider offense since the 2000 season.


In 2006 his charges paved the way for a Tech team that finished first in the Big 12 in total offense (448.8 yards per game, 13th nationally) and passing offense (369.5 yards per game, 3rd nationally), and was third in the Big 12 Conference and 13th nationally in scoring (32.5 points per game).


The Red Raiders most recently rallied from a 31-point deficit against Minnesota in the Insight Bowl in December 2006 for a 44-41 overtime victory to mark the biggest come-from-behind win in major bowl history.


            Bedenbaugh-coached senior Glenn January was tabbed second-team All-Big-12 offensive line upon the conclusion of the 2006 regular season, and linemates Manuel Ramirez and Louis Vasquez were named honorable mention.


            His line helped sophomore running back Shannon Woods average 6.1 yards per carry in 2006 and score 10 rushing touchdowns, while also giving sophomore quarterback Graham Harrell enough time to pass for a Big-12-best 350.4 yards per game and 38 touchdowns.


            Previous to his two seasons as the O-line coach, Bedenbaugh served two years as the running backs coach with the Red Raiders (2003-04) and was a graduate assistant coach at Tech for three seasons (2000-2002), working under former offensive line coach Robert Anae, who is now the offensive coordinator at Brigham Young.


            He joined the Red Raider staff after spending the 1999 season as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator at Division II Ferris State. He was named the NCAA Division II Coordinator of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to a Division II-best yards per game (534) and points per game (47) average.


            He got his coaching start in 1995 at Oklahoma Panhandle State, and has coaching stops at Valdosta State (1996) and Central Michigan (1997-98).


Bedenbaugh, a native of St. Charles, Ill., was a four-year starter at center at Iowa Wesleyan College and played for current Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach there. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan in 1995 with a degree in business and earned a master's degree in sport management from Texas Tech in December 2001.



The Bedenbaugh File

Date of birth:    Aug. 21, 1972

Hometown:      St. Charles, Ill.

College:          Iowa Wesleyan ?'95

                      Master’s ?- Texas Tech ?'01



Coaching History

2007               Arizona, Offensive line coach

2006               Texas Tech, Offensive line coach

2005               Texas Tech, Offensive line coach

2003-04           Texas Tech, Running backs coach

2000-02           Texas Tech, Grad assistant/OL

1999               Ferris State, Offensive Line/Running game

1997-98           Central Michigan, Grad assistant/OL

1996               Valdosta State, offensive line assistant

1995               Oklahoma Panhandle State, Offensive line coach


Bedenbaugh in the Bowls

2006               Insight Bowl, Texas Tech coach

2006               (2005) Cotton Bowl, TTU coach

2004               Holiday Bowl, TTU coach

2003               Houston Bowl, TTU coach

2002               Tangerine Bowl, TTU coach

2001               Alamo Bowl, TTU coach

2000               Gallery Furniture Bowl, TTU coach

1996               Valdosta State, NCAA D-II Playoffs

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