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Frank Joseph "Joe" Bedenk
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Birth: 1879
Death: May 2, 1978
Pennsylvania, USA

Penn State Football Head Coach 1949. Walter Camp First Team All American Guard 1923. Penn State Baseball Coach 1931-1962.
Selected to the (defunct) College Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He played football at Penn State from 1921 to 1923 (and baseball in 1922 and 1923) and was selected as a second team All American in 1921 and a first team All American in 1923 by Walter Camp and played in the 1923 Rose Bowl. He was an assistant football coach at Rice under John Heisman and then at Florida but returned to his alma mater in 1929 as line coach, which position he held until 1952, excepting his one year as head coach. He also took over the baseball coaching reins at Penn State in 1931. He relinquished his position as Penn State head football coach in 1949 after only one season, which led to the arrival of Hall of Fame coach Rip Engle from Brown with his newly graduated assistant coach--Joe Paterno. He led his baseball teams to the College World Series in 1952, 1957, and 1959, finishing third, second, and fourth, losing to the eventual national champions each time. He is the all-time leader in wins for Penn State at 380. He retired in 1962.
 
 
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  Lota T. Trapnell Bedenk (1905 - 2002)*
 
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Burial:
Centre County Memorial Park
State College
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Inside old mausoleum
 
Created by: Kenneth Gilbert
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
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Frank Joseph Joe Bedenk
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Frank Joseph Joe Bedenk
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