CHARLOTTE, NC (WECT) – The Carolina Panthers will continue to run under the ever watchful eye of Head Coach Ron Rivera.
Rivera signed a contract extension through the 2017 season. In their third year under Rivera, the Carolina Panthers went from a 7-9 team to the NFC South Champions and made their first playoff appearance since 2008.
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said, "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."
Rivera was named 2013 NFL Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of American and was selected to coach in the 2013 Pro Bowl. Rivera, loveably known as ‘River Boat Ron' was his eagerness to gamble on 4th downs, was thrilled about his extension, but remained focused on his ultimate goal.
"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 (general manager) 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."
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