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Panthers sign Coach Ron Rivera to 3-year extension

Panthers sign Coach Ron Rivera to 3-year extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers head Coach Ron Rivera has signed a three-year contract extension after a 12-4 season, the team announced Tuesday.
Carolina's Ron Rivera named PFWA Coach of the Year

Carolina's Ron Rivera named PFWA Coach of the Year

ATLANTA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ron Rivera, who led the Carolina Panthers to the second-best record in the NFC in 2013, was selected the PFWA Coach of the Year.

Panthers' Steve Smith has knee sprain, listed as doubtful

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has a knee sprain -- not a torn ligament as feared -- and is doubtful for next week, Coach Ron Rivera said Monday.

NFL: Carolina 44, New Orleans 38

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- DeAngelo Williams set a club record with 210 rushing yards and scored twice Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' season-ending 44-38 win over New Orleans.

Panther's Murphy fired

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Brian Murphy has been terminated, Coach Ron Rivera said Monday.
Panthers' Olsen father of twins

Panthers' Olsen father of twins

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is the new father of twins, one of whom has a congenital heart defect that requires open-heart surgery.

Chargers sack defensive coordinator

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers announced that defensive coordinator Greg Manusky had been fired after his first year on the job.
Newton gets start Friday for Carolina

Newton gets start Friday for Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Cam Newton, the NFL's No. 1 overall draft pick last spring, will start Friday at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in an exhibition against Miami.
Carolina in line for Auburn's Fairley

Carolina in line for Auburn's Fairley

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley is on the Carolina Panthers radar since he declared he would skip his senior year and enter the NFL draft.

Manusky new Chargers defensive coordinator

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers' new defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky, says his goal in taking over the NFL's top defense is to make it to the Super Bowl.

Rivera named new Carolina Panthers coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Bears linebacker and longtime NFL assistant coach Ron Rivera was named the head coach of the Carolina Panthers Tuesday.

Chargers relieve defensive coordinator

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday that the team has relieved defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell of his duties.

Babich made Bears defensive coordinator

CHICAGO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bob Babich, who was an assistant head coach for Chicago last season, has been tabbed the Bears' defensive coordinator, the NFL team said Tuesday.

Rivera jumps from Bears to Chargers

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera has jumped to San Diego where he will be the Chargers' linebackers coach.

Norv Turner to coach San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Norv Turner has been hired to be the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
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Ronald Eugene Rivera (born January 7, 1962) is the head coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Rivera was a linebacker on the 1985 Chicago Bears, who won Super Bowl XX. Rivera was the defensive coordinator for the 2006 Chicago Bears, who won the National Football Conference championship and competed in Super Bowl XLI. He was the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers prior to being named coach of the Panthers.

Rivera learned under coaches who favor aggressive defensive philosophies, such as Buddy Ryan, Jim Johnson and Lovie Smith. He used to employ the 4-3 defensive scheme, but adopted a 3-4 defense as Chargers defensive coordinator.

Rivera was born in Fort Ord, California. His father was a Puerto Rican commissioned officer in the United States Army stationed in California. There he met his future wife, Rivera's mother of Mexican heritage. As a result of his father's military service, Rivera had to travel and was educated in military bases in Germany, Panama, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Finally his family moved to central California. There, he attended Seaside High School, where he first started playing football.

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