October 1, 1956 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1981–1984||Boston University (OC)|
|2001||Florida (asst. OC/TE)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 Ivy League (1990, 1991, 2015)|
Eugene Francis "Buddy" Teevens III (born October 1, 1956) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at Dartmouth College, a position he held from 1987 to 1991 and resumed in 2005. Teevens also served as the head football coach at the University of Maine (1985–1986), Tulane University (1992–1996), and Stanford University (2002–2004).
He is featured in a 2017 commercial for football robots who practice with his team.
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 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 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 11-0.
Return to assistant coaching
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. As of the end of 2009, Teevens has 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.
Assistant coaches under Buddy Teevens who became NCAA head coaches:
- Bill Cubit: Western Michigan (2005–2012), Illinois (2015)
- Mike Sanford: UNLV (2005–2009), Indiana State (2013–2016)
Head coaching record
|Maine Black Bears (Yankee Conference) (1985–1986)|
|Dartmouth Big Green (Ivy League) (1987–1991)|
|Tulane Green Wave (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1992–1995)|
|Tulane Green Wave (Conference USA) (1996)|
|Stanford Cardinal (Pacific-10 Conference) (2002–2004)|
|Dartmouth Big Green (Ivy League) (2005–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
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- "Eugene "Buddy" Teevens All-Time Coaching Records by Opponent". College Football Data Warehouse.
- "Stanford Ends Buddy Teevens' Tenure as Head Football Coach". Stanford University Athletics. November 29, 2004.
- "Coach won 10 games in three losing camapigns". Associated Press. November 29, 2004.
- "Teevens Named Dartmouth Football Coach - DartmouthSports.com". Dartmouth Varsity Sports. January 5, 2005.