What Teams Has James Bettcher Coached So Far? James Bettcher Career History As A Coach

James Bettcher was born on May 27, 1978, and is a football coach in the United States of America. He formerly worked as the Arizona Cardinals’ and New York Giants’ defensive coordinators.



What Teams Has James Bettcher Coached So Far?

James has coached over 4 NFL teams after coaching at numerous colleges. He has served at different coaching positional roles and is currently the Senior defensive assistant with the 49ers.

Here are the Teams he has coached so Far.



Saint Francis (IN) (2004–2005)
Special teams coordinator & defensive line coach
Bowling Green (2006)
Graduate assistant
North Carolina (2007–2009)
Defensive assistant–graduate assistant
Ball State (2010)
Special teams coach & defensive ends coach
New Hampshire (2011)
Linebackers coach & special teams coach
Indianapolis Colts (2012)
Outside linebackers coach
Arizona Cardinals (2013–2014)
Outside linebackers coach
Arizona Cardinals (2015–2017)
Defensive coordinator
New York Giants (2018–2019)
Defensive coordinator
San Francisco 49ers (2021–present)
Senior defensive assistant


James Bettcher Career History As A Coach

Bettcher was hired by the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts after coaching at multiple universities. He served as an assistant coach under Bruce Arians while Arians was the interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Bettcher accompanied Arians to Arizona when he was hired as head coach by the Cardinals. Bettcher was promoted to replace Todd Bowles, who left to become head coach of the New York Jets.

Bettcher was hired by the New York Giants as defensive coordinator under head coach Pat Shurmur on January 23, 2018. Betcher was not retained by new Giants head coach Joe Judge for the 2020 season, with Patrick Graham hired in his place.



He was recruited as a defensive assistant by the San Francisco 49ers in 2021

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