Bedenbaugh, who will work with the offensive line in
“We’re excited to add another outstanding coach to our staff here at
Bedenbaugh, who joins offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes from the Red Raiders staff, spent the last two seasons (2005-06) mentoring the offensive line in
“I'm really excited to get started,” Bedenbaugh said. “I know Coach Stoops has an excellent defense here and I really want to help get the offense on track and help win some championships. I've been around Coach Dykes for a long time, and I know what his expectations are for the offense we want at Arizona. It's an exciting time to be here.”
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
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
Bedenbaugh, a native of
The Wildcats, who are in the process of reshuffling the coaching duties for the staff, are still in need of another assistant coach, as well as replacing recently departed Director of Personnel and Research Dan Berezowitz