|Born:||May 27, 1978|
|High school:||Lakeville (IN) LaVille|
|College:||Saint Francis (IN)|
|Coaching stats at PFR|
Bettcher began his coaching career in 2004 as special teams coordinator & defensive line coach for Saint Francis (IN). He then served as a graduate assistant for Bowling Green, before holding positions for North Carolina, Ball State and New Hampshire.
After coaching at numerous colleges, Bettcher was hired by the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He coached under Bruce Arians when Arians was interim head coach of the Colts. When Arians was hired by the Cardinals as head coach, Bettcher followed him to Arizona. After defensive coordinator Todd Bowles left to become head coach of the New York Jets, Bettcher was promoted to take his place.
- Report: Cardinals add James Bettcher to coaching staff
- "James Bettcher will be Giants defensive coordinator under Pat Shurmur, report says". NJ.com. Retrieved January 25, 2018.