Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens, 66, dies after March bike accident - ESPN
Dartmouth football coach Eugene F. «Buddy» Teevens, who introduced innovative methods to make the sport safer, died Tuesday as a result of complications from injuries sustained in a March bicycle accident. He was 66.
Teevens, Dartmouth's all-time winningest coach, had two stints as head coach at his alma mater, going 117-101-2 with five Ivy League championships.
In March, he was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle in Florida. He sustained spinal cord injuries and his right leg had to be amputated.
Dartmouth announced in May that assistant Sammy McCorkle would serve as interim coach during the 2023 season. Teevens moved to Boston over the summer to continue his rehabilitation from the accident.
«Throughout this journey, we consistently relayed the thoughts, memories, and love sent his way,» Teevens' family said in a statement released through Dartmouth. «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.»
McCorkle and athletic director Mike Harrity informed the team of Teevens' death after Tuesday's practice. Teevens has overseen the program since 2005, and also from 1987 to 1991. He led Dartmouth to shared Ivy League championships in 1990, 2015, 2019 and 2021, and an outright title in 1991.
In 2010, he became the first coach to eliminate full-contact practices throughout the year, a method adopted throughout the Ivy League in 2016. Teevens' efforts led Dartmouth's engineering school to create the Mobile Virtual Player, a robot tackling device used by other college teams and in the NFL.
«His impact both on college football and the NFL