Gathering of Remembrance Set for Buddy Teevens '79



A candlelight gathering of remembrance will be held Saturday evening on the Green in honor of Eugene F. "Buddy" Teevens '79.

The Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach died Tuesday following injuries sustained in a bicycle accident in March.

The gathering, led by the Rev. Nancy Vogele '85, chaplain and director of the William Jewett Tucker Center, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the center of the Green and include remarks from selected speakers. Participants will be invited to light candles in honor of Teevens. The remembrance is open to the public.

An Ivy League Player of the Year as quarterback at Dartmouth, Teevens later became the football program's winningest coach.

He is nationally known for the practice methods he established to make the game safer by protecting players from concussions. Learn more about Teevens' legacy in a tribute written by his family.

Earlier in the day, the Dartmouth football team will play its home opener on Saturday against Lehigh at Memorial Field at 1:30 p.m. There will be a moment of silence for Teevens before kickoff.

Additionally, all eight schools in the Ivy League have banded together to wear a decal with Teevens' initials on their football helmets this fall.

In the event of rain, the gathering of remembrance will be held in Rollins Chapel.