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Dartmouth College Football Coach Joins National Advisory Board


Boston, Mass. –

Positive Coaching Alliance today announced the appointment of Eugene Francis (“Buddy”) Teevens III to Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Advisory Board. PCA’s National Advisory Board is comprised of a group of current and former professional, college and Olympic coaches and athletes; world-class researchers and authors on sports and educational psychology; and academic, business and organizational leaders who have volunteered to help PCA achieve its mission of developing Better Athletes, Better People through sports done right.

As a leader in player safety, innovation, and positive coaching, PCA is excited to welcome Coach Teevens as the newest member of its National Advisory Board. Coach Teevens has had a significant impact on football by: instituting a “no tackling in practice” rule which reduced injuries at Dartmouth by 80% and has been adopted across the Ivy League and in many youth and high school programs nationwide; encouraging the development and implementation of the MVP, mobile virtual player, Dartmouth’s robotic tackling dummy; and focusing on the development of his players as “great football players at football time, great students at academic time, and great guys all the time.”

PCA’s National Advisory Board Members serve as brand ambassadors and provide advice and contributions to the organization’s workshops and online courses, books, free resources, and events. Coach Teevens joins top football athletes and coaches, including Steve Young, David Shaw, and Pat Fitzgerald, on PCA’s National Advisory Board. Here in New England, Coach Teevens joins PCA’s National Advisory Board members Tommy Amaker; Tom Beckett; Isaiah Kacyvenski; Kristine Lilly; Chris Nowinski; Bob Scalise; Harry Sheehy; Brad Stevens; Katey Stone; and Jerry York.

“I appreciate the opportunity to impact young athletes in a positive way. PCA is a leader in character development and in training coaches; I am thrilled to join PCA’s National Advisory Board to help spread the PCA message across the U.S.,” said Teevens, who played football and hockey at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Massachusetts and at Dartmouth College before going on to a football coaching career that took him from Maine to Dartmouth to Tulane to Stanford, and back to Dartmouth again.

"I'm excited that Buddy has joined PCA’s National Advisory Board," said PCA Founder and CEO Jim Thompson. "His commitment to give back to youth and his platform as the head coach of Dartmouth College’s football team will be very helpful as PCA works to transform youth sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People anywhere kids play sports, especially football."

PCA will welcome Coach Teevens to its National Advisory Board at a special Game Day Lunch celebrating Dartmouth Football and Coach Teevens on Friday, November 10th from 11:30 – 1 pm at the Hotel Commonwealth.  For more information on the lunch, contact Beth O’Neill Maloney, Executive Director, PCA-New England at 617 460-5181 or or go to 

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national nonprofit whose mission is to develop BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE. PCA combines the best practices of top coaches, athletes, leaders, sports psychologists, and academics to develop powerful resources for everyone involved in sports for young athletes—coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PCA helps create a positive, character-building sports culture for young athletes by partnering with schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver workshops, online courses, books, and free multimedia tips and tools at,

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, comprised of top coaches, athletes, leaders, sports psychologists, and academics who share PCA’s mission.

PCA’s New England chapter is committed to supporting the development of character—grit, discipline, teamwork, collaboration, and more in young athletes in New England. 


Beth O’Neill Maloney • Executive Director, PCA-New England • 617 460-5181 •

Casey Miller • PCA’s National Business Development & Marketing Manager • 650-210-0814

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