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Overview (3)

Born in Fort Ord, California, USA
Birth NameRonald Eugene Rivera
Height 6' 7" (2.01 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ron Rivera is known around the league as a teacher with an innate ability to build his team around the strengths of his players. A two-time NFL Coach of the Year, Rivera inherited a 2-14 Carolina team as a rookie head coach in 2011 and guided it back to relevance in 2015 as Carolina won its second NFC Championship in franchise history, third consecutive NFC South division title and appeared in Super Bowl 50. Carolina finished the season with a franchise-best 17-2 record, including home playoff victories over Seattle in the Divisional round and Arizona in the NFC Championship game. Brought to Carolina for his defensive expertise, Rivera has not disappointed as the Panthers put together four consecutive top 10 finishes in yards allowed from 2012-15, joining Seattle as the only teams to accomplish the feat.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steven Thompson

Spouse (1)

Stephanie (1984 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Played college football at the University of California.
Linebacker with the Chicago Bears, 1984-1992.
Head coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, 2011-present.
Inducted into the University of California Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.
He is just the third Latino head coach in NFL history, joining Tom Flores with the Oakland Raiders from 1979-87 and Seattle Seahawks from 1992-94 and Tom Fears with the New Orleans Saints from 1967-70.
Selected in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft by Chicago, Rivera played all nine of his pro seasons with the Bears.
Rivera gained his first coaching experience with the Bears as defensive quality control coach from 1997 98.

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