Sammy McCorkle will function Dartmouth’s interim coach for the 2023 soccer season whereas Buddy Teevens recovers from a bicycle accident that resulted within the amputation of his proper leg.
McCorkle was elevated from affiliate head coach to appearing head coach on April 4 for spring practices.
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“Sammy has performed a exceptional job main the staff throughout this difficult time,” athletic director Mike Harrity stated Tuesday. “He has stored everybody inside the program centered and purposeful as we put together to compete for one more Ivy League title this fall and make Buddy proud.”
McCorkle has labored beneath Teevens for 18 years, teaching the defensive backs and particular groups.
Teevens, 66, and his spouse, Kirsten, had been using their bicycles within the St. Augustine, Florida, space when he was struck by a pickup on March 16. Teevens was attempting to cross a freeway when he was struck.
Teevens is Dartmouth’s all-time wins chief with a 117-101-2 document in 23 seasons.
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“I respect the arrogance and the assist from Mike and the senior administration,” McCorkle stated. “In the beginning of the spring, I made a promise to Coach T and Kirsten that I might give 100% each single day to this soccer program.”
Dartmouth’s soccer program has drawn nationwide consideration since Teevens in 2010 eliminated dwell tackling in practices to cut back the danger of concussions.
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Referred to as the “Dartmouth Method,” conventional tackling dummies and robotic “transferring” dummies developed in Dartmouth’s engineering college are used to apply tackling.