The Dartmouth Football Coach Buddy Teevens suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident a few weeks ago. According to his wife, he lost his leg while getting spinal cord damage in the collision.
On Tuesday, Kirsten Teevens shared the news in a statement published on Dartmouth’s website.
The statement expressed gratitude towards supporters and said that Buddy Teevens is alert and interacting with his family. It also mentioned that he will soon transition to a rehab facility to continue the treatment of his injuries.
“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 and his wife were returning home after dining at a restaurant when a 40-year-old female driver hit the coach’s bicycle with her pickup truck. According to preliminary reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, Teevens was not wearing a helmet or in a crosswalk, and no illuminated lights were on his bike.
Teevens is the all-time winningest coach of Dartmouth College, with a record of 117-101-2, and led the team to back-to-back Ivy League titles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. After returning to the program in 2005, he won three more championships.
We wish Coach Teevens all the best in his recovery process.