Panthers give Rivera extension through 2017
Posted January 28
Charlotte, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers extended head coach Ron Rivera's contract Tuesday through the 2017 season.
Under Rivera, the Panthers have improved in each of the last three seasons, including a 12-4 mark and NFC South title in 2013.
“The improvement of our team has been reflected in the progress of the record over the last three seasons under Ron and we look forward to building upon that foundation,” said Panthers Owner and Founder Jerry Richardson.
Rivera was named the NFL 2013 Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America as well as several other organizations and is a candidate for the AP Coach of the Year.
“I have been very clear about how much I have enjoyed living in Charlotte and working for this organization,” said Rivera. “I very much appreciate the support and confidence Mr. Richardson and Dave Gettleman have shown in me and our staff. Any success we have enjoyed is the result of a team effort by players, coaches, scouts and the entire organization, and our ultimate goal remains winning the Super Bowl.”