Dartmouth soccer coach Buddy Teevens has leg amputated, suffered spinal wire damage following bicycle crash

Dartmouth head soccer coach Buddy Teevens suffered a spinal wire damage and had his proper leg amputated after getting critically injured in a bicycle crash final month, his spouse revealed in a press release on Tuesday. 

The college issued a press release on behalf of Kirsten Teevens offering an replace on the coach’s situation after he was struck by a truck whereas driving his bicycle in Florida. 

Buddy Teevens walks on sideline

Dartmouth Large Inexperienced head coach Buddy Teevens seems on throughout the recreation in opposition to the Penn Quakers on Oct. 4, 2019, at Franklin Subject in Philadelphia. (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)

“We wish to thank everybody for the unbelievable outpouring of affection and assist for Buddy. It has been nothing wanting superb and we’re so grateful. As Buddy navigates by means of the therapeutic of his accidents, he’s experiencing many constructive enhancements. Sadly, on account of the accident, Buddy’s proper leg was amputated as a result of severity of the damage.”


The assertion continued: “He’s alert and speaking with us and prepared for switch to a premier rehab facility to proceed therapeutic. Spinal wire accidents are difficult, and if anyone is up for the problem, it’s Buddy. We respect your continued respect of our privateness as we navigate this ongoing restoration course of as a household.”

Teevens’ spouse didn’t touch upon the extent of his spinal wire damage. 

Buddy Teevens talks to player

Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens walks with defensive finish Niko Lalos throughout the Penn Quakers recreation on Oct. 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)

Particulars of the crash reported on by Valley Information in March revealed that Teevens and his spouse had been each on bicycles whereas on their method house from a restaurant when the longtime coach was struck by a pickup truck being pushed by a 40-year-old feminine driver.


A preliminary report from the Florida Freeway Patrol, obtained by the outlet, described Teevens’ accidents as “essential” and famous that “no illuminated lights had been noticed on the bicycle.” 

The report additionally famous that Teevens was not carrying a helmet and “was not in a crosswalk or designated crossing space.”

Buddy Teevens coaches

Dartmouth’s Buddy Teevens and his spouse had been each on bicycles when the longtime coach was struck by a pickup truck. (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)

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Teevens, 66, is Dartmouth’s all-time winningest coach. He coached the workforce to back-to-back Ivy League titles throughout his first stint as head coach between 1987 and 1991. He returned in 2005, successful three extra titles. 

Teevens owns a 117-101-2 file and is 83-70-1 in Ivy League play over his profession.

Peter Johnson