Panthers’ Ron Rivera named 2013 Coach of the Year

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Ron Rivera

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has been named the 2013 Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America, according to

Rivera led the Panthers to a 12-4 record and a playoff appearance after starting the season a dismal 1-3.

The Panthers at one point won eight games in a row and ultimately won 11 of their final 12 games.

Rivera is the first Panthers head coach to earn the Coach of the Year award since Dom Capers won it in 1996.

This is Rivera’s second Coach of the Year award. He also won it in 2005 while with the Chicago Bears.



  • Tim

    You know what the best thing about all of this is….how fast his fans turned on him to start the season and then jump on the bandwagon and love him again….I was at a few early games and the fans booed him and talked trash and they even wanted him fired…..but hold up, he starts winning and now people love him again. With any sport and with any fan, you need to stay true to your team and coach regardless of a winning season or not. Well deserved Mr. Rivera and hopefully you have changed the fans for another team to the Carolina Panthers new fanclub.

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