Panthers sign Ron Rivera to an extension

The Carolina Panthers announced today that they’ve signed head coach Ron Rivera to a contract extension.

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

In 2013, his third year as Panthers head coach, Rivera led Carolina to 12 wins, the NFC South division title and the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 2008.

“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,” said Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson.