Dartmouth's Football Coach Tragically Passes Away After Terrifying Accident
Dartmouth College's beloved head football coach, Buddy Teevens, aged 66, tragically passed away from injuries from a cycling accident in St. Augustine, Florida.
The Teevens family released a statement announcing the peaceful passing of their cherished coach, surrounded by loved ones, acknowledging the outpouring of support they received.
Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock and Director of Athletics Mike Harrity expressed condolences, emphasizing Buddy's profound impact on the Dartmouth community and football world.
Buddy Teevens' cycling accident occurred in March, resulting in the amputation of his right leg and spinal cord injuries following a collision with a pickup truck.
Teevens served as Dartmouth's head coach for an impressive 22 seasons, previously earning Ivy League Player of the Year honors as a quarterback.
Buddy Teevens was nationally recognized for his commitment to football safety, notably contributing to creating the Mobile Virtual Player, a robotic tackling dummy.
Interim Head Coach Sammy McCorkle delivered the sad news of Teevens' passing to the team after a practice session.
Dartmouth College will proceed with its scheduled game against Lehigh, honoring Buddy Teevens throughout the 2023 football season with a moment of silence and other tributes.
Dartmouth intends to collaborate with the Teevens family to ensure a fitting tribute to Buddy's contributions in the coming weeks and months.
The loss of Buddy Teevens leaves a void in the Dartmouth community and the football world, marking the end of an era in collegiate coaching.