Bob DeBesse

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Bob DeBesse
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Offensive coordinator
Team Georgia Southern
Conference Sun Belt
Biographical details
Born (1959-09-30) September 30, 1959 (age 58)
Boston, Massachusetts
Playing career
1978–1980 Southwest Texas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1982 Southwest Texas State (GA)
1983–1989 TCU (RB/QB)
1990–1991 TCU (OC)
1992–1996 Minnesota (OC)
1997–2002 Southwest Texas State
2003–2005 Purdue (WR)
2006–2007 Texas A&M (WR)
2008–2009 A&M Consolidated (TX) HS (assistant)
2010–2011 Sam Houston State (OC)
2012–2017 New Mexico (OC/QB)
2018–present Georgia Southern (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall 27–39

Robert Damien "Bob" DeBesse (born September 30, 1959) is an American football coach. He is the offensive coordinator of the Georgia Southern Eagles.

DeBesse attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas and earned his bachelor of science in Education at the Southwest Texas State University in 1982.[1]

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southwest Texas State,[2] before being hired as an offensive assistant to Jim Wacker at Texas Christian University. In 1990 he was appointed offensive coordinator. DeBesse followed Wacker to Minnesota in 1992.[1] He succeeded Jim Bob Helduser as head coach at his alma mater in 1997.[1] After mediocre success, DeBesse was replaced by Manny Matsakis in 2003.[1] He joined Joe Tiller's staff at Purdue as wide receivers coach.[3]

From 2006 to 2007, he coached the same position under Dennis Franchione at Texas A&M.[1] Coach Dennis Franchione resigned from Texas A&M University at the end of the 2007. Bob Debesse wasn't retained by the newly hired head coach of Texas A&M University and has since been hired to coach the defensive backs at A&M Consolidated High School located in College Station, Texas. In January 2010 DeBesse was hired as the offensive coordinator at Sam Houston State University. [4]


  1. ^ a b c d e (2007). "Bob DeBesse - Football Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator". Sam Houston Bearkats - Football. Sam Houston State University. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ (2010). "Texas State University - San Marcos". University News Service. University News Service. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ (2010). "Bob DeBesse Profile". Purdue Boilermakers - Football. College Network (CBS Interactive). Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Richard Croome (2010). "SHSU has new coach, plenty of new players". Retrieved January 1, 2011.  Note: Quarterbacks coach, the same position DeBesse held at Texas Christian University, University of Minnesota and Texas A&M University.

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