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Dartmouth coach 'Buddy' Teevens, 66, dies after March bike accident

Field Level Media
20 Sep 2023, 13:55 GMT+10

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Eugene F. "Buddy" Teevens, the winningest coach in Dartmouth football history, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a March bike accident. He was 66.

"Throughout this journey, we consistently relayed the thoughts, memories, and love sent his way," the Teevens family said through a letter written by Dartmouth president Sian Leah Beilock and athletic director Mike Harrity and released by the school. "Your kindness and letters of encouragement did not go unnoticed and were greatly appreciated by both Buddy and our family. We are confident and take comfort in the fact that he passed away knowing how much he was loved and admired."

Teevens was struck by a truck at 8:40 p.m. on March 20 in St. Augustine, Fla., while he and his wife were cycling home from a restaurant, according to police. He was not wearing a helmet and the driver was traveling at 50 mph at the time of the accident, per reports. He had his right leg amputated in April as a result of the accident.

The winningest coach in Dartmouth history at 117-101-2, including 83-70-1 in Ivy League play, Teevens also played quarterback at the school and was the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1978. He has coached for more than 30 years -- 23 at Dartmouth.

Teevens served as head coach at Maine (1985-86), Dartmouth (1987-1991, 2005-23), Tulane (1992-96) and Stanford (2002-04). His overall record was 151-178-2. He was the Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2021.

Interim head coach Sammy McCorkle informed the team of Teevens' death after practice on Tuesday, according to the release. The school also said there will be a moment of silence held prior to Saturday's home game against Lehigh.

--Field Level Media

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