Joe Bettasso

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Joe Bettasso
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive backs coach
Team Quincy Hawks
Playing career
2001–2004 Missouri Southern
Position(s) Defensive Back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010– McPherson
Head coaching record
Overall 15–8 (.652)
Accomplishments and honors
2010 KCAC Coach of the Year

Joe Bettasso is an American football coach in the United States.

Coaching career[edit]

Bettasso was the 27th head college football coach for the McPherson Bulldogs located in McPherson, Kansas and he held that position for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.[1] His coaching record at McPherson was 15 wins and 8 losses. As of completion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #13 at McPherson in total wins and #1 at the school in winning percentage (.909).[2]

After conclusion of a successful 10-game season and named conference champions in 2010, his team was seeded to compete in the 2010 NAIA National Football Championship.[3] They suffered their first and only loss in the first round, losing to the 12th-ranked McKendree Bearcats.[4]

Bettasso was named conference coach of the year in 2010.[5] After completion of the 2011 season, he resigned to become the defensive backs coach at NCAA Division II Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NAIA Coaches' Poll#
McPherson Bulldogs football (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (2010–present)
2010 McPherson 10–1 9–0 1st L 1st Round NAIA Football National Championship 11
2011 McPherson 4–7 4–5 7th
McPherson: 14–8 13–5
Total: 14–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Welch, Anvil (April 7, 2010). "Joe Bettasso promoted to head coach at McPherson". Joplin Globe. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "2010 Football Championship Series Qualifiers and Pairings Announced". National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. November 14, 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "McPherson, Ottawa fall short in NAIA football playoffs". Topeka Capital-Journal. November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ "McPherson Leads KCAC Postseason Honors". November 16, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bettasso Resigns as Head Football Coach". McPherson College. January 24, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.