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Joe Bedenk
Joe Bedenk

Position:
Guard

Head Coach:
1949



All-American Selection: 1923

Joe Bedenk led Penn State to a record of 5-4 in his only season as head coach. A 1924 Penn State graduate from Williamsport, Pa., he lettered three years at guard and captained the 1923 squad. He also served as baseball coach, compiling a record of 410-161-6 from 1931- 62. Nine of his baseball teams played in the NCAA Tournament and three appeared in the College World Series, including 1957, when the Nittany Lions placed second. Bedenk was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and was one of the founders of the American Association of College Baseball Coaches. He lived in State College, Pa., following his retirement in 1963, until his death in 1978.

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