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