James Bettcher

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
9 79-65-1 54.83% 3-3 50.00%


Career Summary

James Bettcher is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the senior defensive assistant coach/run game specialist for the San Francisco 49ers since 2021. Prior to this season, he coached for the Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, and New York Giants for eight seasons. His most recent position was with the Giants as their defensive coordinator.

Personal Information

Bettcher was born on Saturday, May 27, 1978 in Lakeville, Indiana.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 San Francisco 49ers Senior Defensive Assistant Coach / Run Game Specialist 10-7-0 2-0
2019 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 4-12-0 0-0
2018 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2017 Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
2016 Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator 7-8-1 0-0
2015 Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator 13-3-0 1-1
2014 Arizona Cardinals Outside Linebackers Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2013 Arizona Cardinals Outside Linebackers Coach 10-6-0 0-0
2012 Indianapolis Colts Outside Linebackers Coach / Special Assistant to the Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1

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