Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident in St. Augustine, Fla., while riding last month that resulted in his right leg being amputated, his wife Kirsten shared in a statement Tuesday.
Teevens, 66, was hospitalized a month ago after being injured in the accident. Kirsten said Tuesday that while Teevens “is experiencing many positive improvements,” he had the leg amputated because of “the severity of the injury.” Teevens is an avid cyclist, Dartmouth said.
“We would like to thank everyone for the incredible outpouring of love and support for Buddy. It has been nothing short of amazing and we are so grateful,” she said. “He is alert and communicating with us and ready for transfer to a premier rehab facility to continue healing. Spinal cord injuries are challenging, and if anybody is up for the challenge, it is Buddy. We appreciate your continued respect of our privacy as we navigate this ongoing recovery process as a family.”
Teevens is the Big Green’s all-time winningest coach. He has been a Division I head football coach for more than 30 years, including 23 at his alma mater Dartmouth.
His first coaching run with the Big Green was from 1987 to 1991, and he returned in 2005. Dartmouth won a share of the Ivy League title in 2015, 2019 and 2021. Teevens’ record as Dartmouth’s coach is 117-101-2 (83-70-1 in Ivy League play) and he has been named New England Coach of the Year three times (1990, 2015, 2019) and Ivy League Coach of the Year twice (2019 and 2021).
Teevens was the coach at Tulane and Stanford between his stints at Dartmouth, as well as an assistant and Florida and Illinois.
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