Ron Rivera

Ronald Eugene Rivera famed as Ron Rivera is an American football coach and former player who is the former head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He has also been the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers. He was selected in the second round of the 1984 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears and was a backup on the 1985 team which won Super Bowl XX.

In a public farewell note, Ron Rivera expresses gratitude to the Panthers and their fans.

Rivera bought a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer, thanking both the Carolina organization and the fans for firing him. During a press conference at Bank of America Stadium, former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera discusses some of his accomplishments while coaching the team, especially the three consecutive NFC South division titles. After being shot on Tuesday, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Charlotte Observer to thank a number of people, it reminded me of a couple of things. First and foremost, the response to the ad, as well as Rivera’s gracious press conference on Wednesday, reminded me that Rivera had a lot of success, stayed around for a long time, and was always loved by almost all.

Known For

Being the former head coach of the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers (NFL).

Being named the 2013 Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year.

Where was Ron Rivera born?

On 7th January 1962, Ron Rivera was born in Fort Ord, California as Ronald Eugene Rivera. As of 2019, he celebrated his 57th birthday with his friends. He was born to a Puerto Rican father, Eugenio Rivera, who served a career in the U.S. military, and a Mexican mother. He also has a brother named Mickey who died after a two-year battle with cancer. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is White. His religion is Christian. He went to Seaside High School and later he attended California College.

How Ron Rivera Pursue his career?

College Career

Ron Rivera has been offered a football scholarship to the University of California.

He was a three-time All-American linebacker for the Golden Bears, leading the team in tackles each of his final three seasons.

He holds the all-time sack and career tackles records for Cal, as well as the record for the most tackles for loss in a season, which he set in 1983.

In the 1984 East-West Shrine Game, he was named MVP.

Professional Career

The Chicago Bears picked him in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft.

In 1985, he was a member of the Bears’ Super Bowl XX team, which defeated the New England Patriots 46-10.

He was the first Puerto Rican to be a member of a Super Bowl-winning team. In 1988, he was promoted to the starting lineup.

He has spent a total of nine seasons with the Bears (1984-1992).

How was the Coaching Career of Ron Rivera?

In 1993, he began working as a TV analyst for WGN-TV and SportsChannel Chicago, covering the Bears and college football.

In 1996, he joined the Bears as a defense quality control coach.

In 1999, he was hired as the Philadelphia Eagles’ linebackers coach.
On January 23, 2004, he was named the Bears’ defensive coordinator.

In 2005, the Bears safety was ranked second in the NFL.

The Bears qualified for the NFC playoffs, but were defeated by the Carolina Panthers in the second round, 29-21.

Rivera’s performance on defense gained him attention from teams searching for new head coaches.

In January 2007, he was interviewed by the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was a nominee for the vacant head coaching position with the Dallas Cowboys.

In San Diego, he was mentioned as a possible replacement for Marty Schottenheimer, who was dismissed.

On February 19, 2007, it was announced that his contract with the Bears will not be renewed.

After leaving the Bears, Rivera was hired as the team’s inside linebackers coach by the San Diego Chargers.

After the Chargers released former defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell on October 28, 2008, he was elevated to defensive coordinator.

On January 11, 2011, he was named the Carolina Panthers’ fourth head coach.

Rivera was supposed to be fired after the 2012 season.

However, he has expressed dissatisfaction with the moniker, claiming that he is a “calculated risk-taker” rather than a gambler.

He was later named the 2013 Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year.

Carolina returned from a 3-8-1 start in his fourth season as coach to win its final four regular-season games and secure the NFC South title for the second year in a row.

He is the fifth African-American quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl.

He was also named the 2015 AP NFL Coach of the Year, marking the second time in his career that he has earned such an award.

On February 7, 2016, he coached the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

On January 6, 2018, he agreed to a two-year contract extension.

After a 5-7 start to the season, the Panthers fired him on December 3rd, ending his nearly nine-year tenure as head coach.

Who is Ron Rivera’s wife?

Ron Rivera is a married person. He has two children, a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Courtney, with his wife, Stephanie, who is a former assistant coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. As of now, the duo is living a happy life with their children. There is no sign of divorce between them. They are enjoying their life a lot and their relationship is going stronger with the passage of time. His sexual orientation is straight.

How much is Ron Rivera’s Net Worth?

The net worth of this famous coach will be surely in millions as he is a very hardworking and talented coach. As of 2019, his net worth is believed to have $5 Million with a salary of $3 Million. He is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings. His major source of earning is from his coaching career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He never takes work for granted. With his passion and hard work, he has reached the great heights in his career.

How tall is Ron Rivera?

Ron River, at the age of fifty-seven, still looks very handsome with charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. He has got a very glowing face. He stands at the tall height of six feet three inches or 1.91 m with a balanced body weight of 107 Kg or 235 lbs. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added once we get details about it. Overall, he has got an average body build.

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