Coach Ron Rivera announced that he was diagnosed with cancer. He addressed his team, the Washington Football Team, and spoke to ESPN’s Adam Schefter regarding some details.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefterWashington Head Coach Ron Rivera tells me he has been diagnosed with lymph node cancer after a self check. Rivera shared the news with his team tonight but says the cancer is in the early stages and is considered “very treatable and curable”.
Rivera played 3 years at Cal before being drafted in the second round of the 1984 draft. He played 12 years in the league, winning Superbowl XX as a player. As a Coach, Rivera was the Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers from 2011-2019 before being let go. He was hired as the Head Coach of the Washington Football Team on January 1st, 2020.
Get better soon Coach! The Cal family knows you can beat this!