By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Dartmouth Big Green head football coach Buddy Teevens has passed away on Tuesday. He was 66.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to the school, he had succumbed to injuries that he sustained in a bike accident earlier this year in Florida.
Teevens was hit by a pickup as he was riding his bike.
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“Our family is heartbroken to inform you that our beloved ‘coach’ has peacefully passed away surrounded by family. Unfortunately, the injuries he sustained proved too challenging for even him to overcome,” the Teevens family said in a statement. “Throughout this journey, we consistently relayed the thoughts, memories, and love sent his way. Your kindness and letters of encouragement did not go unnoticed and were greatly appreciated by both Buddy and our family.”
In an update from his wife, it was revealed that Teevens had his right leg amputated. He also suffered spinal cord injuries from the accident.
This summer, according to the school, he was transferred from a Florida hospital to one in Boston.
With Teevens recovering from his injuries, Sammy McCorkle was named interim head coach. McCorkle is 0-1 after the first game of the season.
The Big Green host their first game of the season on Saturday. They play the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on ESPN+ at 1:30 pm.
Teevens had been the Big Green head coach since 2005. He also served as the Stanford Cardinal head coach, Tulane Green Wave, and the Maine Black Bears head coach.
He was in his second stint with the Big Green. He also coached the team from 1987 through 1991.
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As a head coach, he was 117-101-2. The former Dartmouth quarterback guided his teams to five Ivy League Championships with the last one coming in 2021.
“This is tragic news for Dartmouth and the entire football world,” President Sian Leah Beilock and Director of Athletics and Recreation Mike Harrity said in an email to the Dartmouth community. “Buddy not only was synonymous with Dartmouth football, he was a beloved coach and an innovative, inspirational leader who helped shape the lives of generations of students.”
“Buddy’s wife, Kirsten Teevens, their children Lindsay and Buddy Jr., and their four grandchildren are in our thoughts and have our deepest sympathy. We know the greater Dartmouth athletic family will join the Teevens family in mourning the loss of this vibrant, energetic, visionary man.”
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