Nothing in his football life could fully prepare Buddy Teevens for what happened this summer.
Not his years as a college quarterback. Certainly not the decades he spent coaching at Tulane and Stanford and, most recently, Dartmouth.
“I really didn’t know much about women in the game,” he says.
So when the 61-year-old Teevens was asked to run a one-day football clinic for girls and women — as part of a larger, prestigious camp for high school boys — he went looking for help.
Word got around and more than a dozen women signed up to work the June event. Some of them came from women’s professional leagues, others from the high school and Pop Warner ranks.
As they assisted him with drills and scrimmages for the female campers, Teevens watched closely.
“Their technical knowledge, their skill set, their interpersonal skills,” he recalls. “I was just really impressed.”
It reminded him of his daughter, Lindsay, and all the Monday nights they spent watching NFL games on television while she was growing up. It made him think of her love for football.CLICK HERE to read the full story.
•A site called Education Dive has a story under this headline: Dartmouth football adds two women to preseason coaching lineup with safety mission
•A story in the Akron Beacon Journal begins this way:
The football team and good citizens of Jackson Township are learning to deal with Life After Pallotta.That would mean Dartmouth junior Jake Pallotta, a candidate to take over the starting quarterback role with the Big Green this fall and UMass freshman quarterback Jaret Pallotta.
•The local Valley News has a story about Larry McElreavy, the Claremont, N.H., native who served as an assistant at Dartmouth on his way to a stint as head coach at Columbia finally getting back into the college game at Coastal Carolina as an analyst for head coach Joe Moglia, himself a onetime Dartmouth assistant. (LINK)