The St. Charles, Ill., native enjoyed a seven-year stint coaching under head coach Mike Leach at Texas Tech from 2000-06. Bedenbaugh served as a graduate assistant/offensive line coach from 2000-02. He coached running backs from 2003-04 before tutoring the offensive line for the Red Raiders from 2005-06.
A 1995 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan, Bedenbaugh served as a four-year letterwinner playing under Leach. He began his career coaching the offensive line at Oklahoma Panhandle State (1995) and Valdosta State (1996) before serving as a graduate assistant/offensive line coach at Central Michigan (1997-98). He also enjoyed a one-year stay as offensive line coach/running game coordinator at Ferris State (1999), where he was named NCAA Division II Coordinator of the Year after helping lead an offense that registered a division-best 534 yards per game.