|Ron Rivera Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1962|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
Ron Rivera is an American football coach who has served as the head coach for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL)
Ronald Eugene Rivera
Fort Ord, California, United States
Ron Rivera studied in bases in Germany, Panama, and Washington, D.C. Afterward, he enrolled at Seaside High School located in Seaside, California after his family settled in Marina, California. He played football there and eventually graduated in 1980.
He then attended the University of California, Berkeley on a football scholarship.
- Father – Eugenio Rivera (A Puerto Rican commissioned officer in the US Army stationed in California)
- Mother – Dolores (Died from lung cancer in 2022)
- Siblings – Steven Rivera (Brother), Michael Rivera (Older Brother) (Died in 2015 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer), John Rivera (Brother)
- Others – Vincent (Nephew) (Defensive quality control coach under Ron Rivera in Washington in 2020)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $10 Million as of 2023.
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
107 kg or 236 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ron Rivera has dated –
- Stephanie (née Tamayo) (1983-Present) – He met Stephanie (née Tamayo) at the University of California in August 1983 and the duo eventually started going out. She was a point guard for the Golden Bears women’s basketball team in the early 1980s and later served as a coach for the sport. She is best known for serving as an assistant for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA in 2000. The duo got married in 1984 and they have been blessed with 2 children – a son named Christopher and a daughter named Courtney. Their daughter played for the UCLA Bruins softball team in the early 2010s as well as has worked as a social media producer under Rivera in Carolina and Washington.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Hispanic and Asian)
Ron Rivera is of Puerto Rican descent on his father’s side and has Mexican and Filipino roots on his mother’s side.
Salt and Pepper
Ron Rivera was cast in a TV commercial for USAA insurance company in 2016.
Ron Rivera Facts
- Owing to his father’s job, his family often moved places and he received his education in bases in Germany, Panama, and Washington, D.C.
- Growing up, Ron Rivera was inspired by Puerto Rican professional baseball player Roberto Clemente.
- During his time at the University of California, Berkeley, he received many awards and honors for his performance for his final season in 1983, including being named a consensus All-American, Pac-10 Football Defensive Player of the Year along with Arizona linebacker Ricky Hunley, the Pop Warner Trophy, and being named MVP of the East–West Shrine Game.
- Ron Rivera was inducted into the California Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.
- His home in Charlotte, North Carolina caught fire on January 5, 2015. Although it was partially damaged, Rivera and his family were able to escape without any injury.
- He has a family history of cancer and was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in a lymph node of his neck in August 2020. He then underwent a seven-week treatment regimen that included 35 proton therapy appointments and three cycles of chemotherapy. He even had to receive intravenous therapy during halftime of some games to relieve fatigue.
- Ron Rivera made a donation of $100,000 to Rich Eisen’s Run Rich Run charity event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in April 2021.
- He was honored with the 2022 George Halas Award by the Pro Football Writers of America.
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