|Intro||American football player and coach|
|Was||American football player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||1 October 1956, Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA|
|Death||19 September 2023, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA (aged 67 years)|
Eugene Francis "Buddy" Teevens III (October 1, 1956 – September 19, 2023) was an American college football player and coach. He played as a quarterback at Dartmouth College, where he was later the head coach from 1987 to 1991 and from 2005 until his death. Teevens also served as the head football coach at the University of Maine (1985–1986), Tulane University (1992–1996), and Stanford University (2002–2004).
Born in Pembroke, Massachusetts, Teevens attended Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Massachusetts and Deerfield Academy. He attended college at Dartmouth, and played quarterback there from 1975 to 1978. He was a backup for then quarterback Kevin Case, who won the Dartmouth MVP in 1976. He was the quarterback of the Big Green team that won the Ivy League football title in 1978. He was an honorable mention All-America that same year.
Teevens also played hockey while at Dartmouth; in Teevens' senior year, the hockey team finished third in the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1979 with an A.B. in history. Teevens was also selected to be a member of the Sphinx Senior Society at Dartmouth.
Teevens' first coaching job was as running backs coach at DePauw University from 1979 to 1980. He was then offensive coordinator at Boston University from 1981 to 1984.
From 1985 to 1986, he was the head coach at the University of Maine. He had an overall record of 13–9 there.
Teevens' first stint with the Big Green, from 1987 to 1991, showed an upward trend. Beginning with a 2–8 record, Dartmouth then had successive years of 5–5 and 7–2–1. In 1990 and 1991, Dartmouth won the Ivy League championship.
After his first head coaching job at Dartmouth, Teevens was the coach at Tulane University from 1992 to 1996. While he had an overall record of 11–45 in five years at Tulane, he recruited many of the players on the 1998 team that went 12–0.
Return to assistant coaching
Between 1997 and 1998, Teevens was the offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for head coach Ron Turner.
In 1999, Teevens was the running backs coach at the University of Florida. The next year, he coached the passing game, wide receivers, tight ends, placekickers, long snappers, and holders. He coached tight ends in 2001 along with being the assistant offensive coordinator. In his three years at Florida, he coached under Steve Spurrier.
Teevens coached at Stanford University from 2002 to 2004. In his three years at the Farm, his teams posted a 10–23 record, beat BYU twice and San Jose State three times. However, Stanford failed to improve much during his tenure. Teevens went winless against rivals USC, Cal, and Notre Dame, and never posted a win against a team that finished the season with a winning record. Teevens was fired on November 29, 2004. The Associated Press noted that Teevens was "respected for his class and loyalty" and that he even appeared at the official announcement of his firing.
Return to Dartmouth
Teevens was re-hired as Dartmouth's head coach on January 5, 2005, and in the 2005 season, the Big Green posted a 2–8 record. The 2008 team went 0–10, the first winless season in Dartmouth history. As of the end of 2009, Teevens had an overall record of 35–63–2 as the head coach at Dartmouth. However, in the 2010 season, Dartmouth seemed to turn the corner under Teevens, posting a 6–4 record, its best record in 13 years. In the 2014 season the team was 6–1 in the Ivy League, losing only to Harvard, behind whom it finished in second place.
Teevens won five Ivy League titles with Dartmouth, second most in team history next to Bob Blackman, who won seven with Dartmouth.
Teevens and his wife, Kirsten, have two children together: Lindsay, who graduated from the University of Florida in 2008, and Eugene IV, who attended Coastal Carolina University.
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.
Head coaching record
|Maine Black Bears (Yankee Conference)|
|Dartmouth Big Green (Ivy League)|
|Tulane Green Wave (NCAA Division I-A independent)|
|Tulane Green Wave (Conference USA)|
|Stanford Cardinal (Pacific-10 Conference)|
|Dartmouth Big Green (Ivy League)|