Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens dies after March bike crash


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Oct 1, 2011
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

In March 2023, Teevens was hit by a Ford F150 in St. Augustine, Florida, while riding his bike. Teevens' spinal cord was injured and he lost his right leg. Teevens died on September 19, 2023, from the injuries he sustained in the accident. He was 66.

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 crash. 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 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 has been enormous," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said of Teevens during the 2023 NFL draft. "He has been a leader in making our game safer through breakthrough innovations. He is a pioneer in hiring female coaches, two of whom are currently coaching in the NFL."

He was also an assistant/position coach at Florida for three years ('99-'01) under Steve Spurrier.

RIP Coach Teevans.....

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