Dartmouth announces the death of Buddy Teevens ’79

Eugene F. died today. “Buddy” Teevens, head coach of the Robert L. Blackman Football Club, born in 1979, after being injured in a bicycle accident in March. He was 66 years old.

“Our family is extremely saddened to inform you that our beloved coach has passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Unfortunately, the injuries he sustained proved too difficult for him to even overcome,” Teevens’ family said in a statement. “Throughout this journey, we were constantly being moved.” The thoughts, memories, and love he sent his way. Your kindness and messages of encouragement did not go unnoticed and were greatly appreciated by both Buddy and our family.

He added: “We are confident and relieved that he died knowing how much love and admiration he had.”

“This is tragic news for Dartmouth and the entire football world,” he added. President Sian Leah Belloc And Mike HarrityDirector of Haldeman Family Athletics and Recreation, he said in an email tonight To the Dartmouth community. “Buddy was not only synonymous with Dartmouth football, he was a beloved coach and an innovative and inspiring 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 extend our deepest sympathies,” they added, noting that the longtime football coach welcomed them to campus with warmth and enthusiasm when their appointments were announced last year. “We know that the greater Dartmouth athletic family will join the Teevens family in mourning the loss of this man of energy and vision.”

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Harrity W Interim coach Sammy McCorkle I gathered the football team after practice this evening to inform them of Tevins’ passing and to ensure they have the support and resources they need as they process such devastating news.

Teenagers He was injured in March when his bicycle was struck by a pickup truck in Florida. In an update on his condition, Kirsten Tevins said that her husband’s right leg was amputated after the accident, and that he also suffered spinal cord injuries. This summer they moved to Boston to continue his rehabilitation and be closer to family and friends, she said.

Buddy Teevens ’79 was honored as New England Coach of the Year three times and was also known for his training methods to protect players from concussions.

Tevins was the Ivy League Player of the Year as a quarterback at Dartmouth and later became the football program’s winningest coach.

He was also known nationally for his training methods to protect players from concussions.

The former history major worked to reduce full-contact practices by focusing on technology, which led to… Development at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering for the portable virtual playeran automated tackle dummy that has also been used by other college programs and NFL teams.

“It proves that we can change football, make it safer, and work within the system,” said Chris Nowinski, founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. He told the New York Times in 2018.

Teevens has also been part of the Manning Passing Academy for 25 years, and through the camp in 2018 she completed the hiring of Callie Brownson at Dartmouth, where she became the first full-time female coach in Division I football.

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About a month after the incident, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recognized Teevens for the NFL Draft, saying, “His impact on college football and the NFL has been tremendous. He has been a pioneer in making our game safer through innovations.” Advanced. He is a leader in recruiting female coaches, two of whom currently coach in the NFL.

And last week, Eight Ivy League football teams have been announced They will wear a decal of his initials on their helmets this fall to show their continued support for Teevens, his family and the Dartmouth community.

Harrity and President Bellock said the football team will play this weekend as Teevens wanted, hosting Lehigh on Saturday at Memorial Field at 1:30 p.m. There will be a moment of silence before the game and a remembrance gathering afterward. Dartmouth also plans to honor his legacy in the coming weeks and months with input from the Teevens family.

While at Dartmouth, Teevens was named the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1978, when he led the Big Green to the Ivy League title. He also lettered in hockey, helping Dartmouth to a third-place finish in the 1979 NCAA Tournament. He was voted the Alfred W. Watson Award as Dartmouth’s Outstanding Athlete.

Buddy Teevens ’79 was Ivy League Player of the Year as a quarterback and also lettered in hockey. (Photo courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics)

A head football coach for more than 30 years, including 22 seasons at Dartmouth, Tiffins, after two years at Maine, first coached the Big Green from 1987 through 1991, sharing the Ivy League title in 1990 and winning it outright in The following year.

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After coaching at Tulane and Stanford, he returned to Dartmouth in 2005 and led the team to a share of the Ivy League title in 2015, 2019 and 2021.

While at Dartmouth, Teevens was honored with the New England Coach of the Year three times, in 1990, 2015 and 2019, and the Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2021.

All told, his record as Dartmouth’s coach was 117-101-2, including 83-70-1 in Ivy League play.

A native of Pembroke, Massachusetts, Teevens grew up in a Dartmouth athletic family. His father, the late Eugene F. Teevens II ’52, played hockey at Dartmouth, and his brother, Sean ’82, played football and hockey. His sister Moira ’87 was captain of the cross country and track teams and earned All-Ivy and All-East recognition as a runner.

Students, faculty and staff who wish to speak with an advisor are encouraged to do so. Students can call the Counseling Center at 603-646-9442.

Faculty and staff can contact at Faculty/Staff Assistance Program at 844-216-8308.

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