|Title||Interim head coach|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2006||Missouri Southern (GA)|
|2012||Quincy (IL) (DB)|
|2013–2014||Quincy (IL) (DC)|
|2018–present||Missouri Southern (DC)|
|2018–present||Missouri Southern (interim HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–1 (NAIA playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 KCAC (2010)|
|KCAC Coach of the Year (2010)|
Joe Bettasso is an American football coach. He is currently the interim head coach for the Missouri Southern Lions, after being hired on as the defensive coordinator in June 2018. Bettasso was formerly the defensive coorinator at McKendree University and, prior to that, Quincy University. Bettasso was the head football coach at McPherson College from 2010 to 2011, compiling a record of 14–8.
Following a 10–0 regular season in 2010, Bettasso's McPherson Bulldogs won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) title and was seeded sixth in the 2010 NAIA Football National Championship. They suffered their first and only loss in the first round, losing to the 12th-ranked McKendree Bearcats. Bettasso was named conference coach of the year in 2010.
Head coaching record
|Year||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Bowl/playoffs||NAIA Coaches' Poll#|
|McPherson Bulldogs (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (2010–2011)|
|2010||McPherson||10–1||9–0||1st||L NAIA First Round||11|
|Missouri Southern Lions (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2018–present)|
|2018||Missouri Southern (interim)||0–0||0–0|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- Welch, Anvil (April 7, 2010). "Joe Bettasso promoted to head coach at McPherson". Joplin Globe. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
- "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
- "2010 Football Championship Series Qualifiers and Pairings Announced". National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. November 14, 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2010.
- "McPherson, Ottawa fall short in NAIA football playoffs". Topeka Capital-Journal. November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
- "McPherson Leads KCAC Postseason Honors". KSN.com. November 16, 2010. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
- "Bettasso Resigns as Head Football Coach". McPherson College. January 24, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.