In March, Teevens was hit by a pickup truck going 50 miles per hour while trying to cross the street on his bicycle in St. Augustine, Florida, while riding home from a restaurant with his wife, Kirsten.
In an April statement, Kirsten revealed that Buddy had suffered a spinal cord injury and had had his leg amputated.
the teens family issued a statement Tuesday after his death via the university’s website.
“Our family is heartbroken to inform you that our beloved ‘coach’ has passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Unfortunately, the injuries he sustained proved too difficult even for him to overcome,” the statement read.
“Throughout this journey, we constantly pass on the thoughts, memories and love we sent you. “His kindness and letters of encouragement did not go unnoticed and were greatly appreciated by both Buddy and our family.”
Teevens spent two stints as head coach of the Dartmouth football program, from 1987 to 1991 and from 2005 to 2023. Additionally, he coached at Tulane from 1992 to 1996 and Stanford from 2002 to 2004.
Teevens also played college football at Dartmouth, quarterbacking the team from 1975 to 1978 and winning an Ivy League title in his final season.
The 66-year-old was credited with being the first Division I coach to hire a full-time female coach on his staff, and also the first to eliminate live tackles during practice as a way to reduce injuries.