Dartmouth Coach Buddy Teevens Dies Following Accident in March
Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens’ cause of death is obvious and clear. He died on September 19, 2023, following injuries from a bicycle accident in March.
His family announced his death in a statement shared by Dartmouth, months after Teevens was in a bicycle crash that cost him his right leg and left him with a spinal cord injury.
“Our family is heartbroken to inform you that our beloved ‘coach’ has peacefully passed away surrounded by family,” the family statement reads.
“Unfortunately, the injuries he sustained proved too challenging for even him to overcome. 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.
“We are confident and take comfort in the fact that he passed away knowing how much he was loved and admired.”
Eugene Francis “Buddy” Teevens III was born on October 1, 1956, in Pembroke, Massachusetts, United States. He played quarterback at Dartmouth from 1976-78.
Teevens was named Ivy League Player of the Year in 1978 while leading the Big Green to the Ivy League title. He coached two stints at Dartmouth, from 1987-91 and from 2005 until his passing.
Teevens is survived by his wife, their children, Lindsay and Buddy Jr., and four grandchildren.
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Buddy Teevens’ Cause of Death after Injury
Buddy Teevens’ cause of death at 79 is disclosed as injuries he sustained during a bicycle accident in March, the Ivy League university announced.
The trailblazing Dartmouth coach is Dartmouth’s all-time winningest coach with a 117-101-2 record. Teevens led the program to five Ivy League titles.
Teevens coached at Tulane, Stanford, and Maine. Buddy was twice named Ivy League Coach of the Year.
“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.”
Teevens’ wife, Kirsten Teevens, announced in April that Buddy had been struck by a truck weeks prior while the two were riding bicycles in Florida.
She confirmed earlier reports that Teevens had sustained “serious” injuries. He sustained spinal cord damage and had his right leg amputated following the crash.
A police report stated the two were riding home from a restaurant on March 16, 2023, in St. Augustine, Florida, and Buddy was struck while attempting to cross a thoroughfare near the Atlantic coast around 8:40 p.m.
In April, Dartmouth announced that associate head coach Sammy McCorkle would take over as head coach in the interim.
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