Ron Rivera called attending his kids’ games more nerve-wracking than coaching the entire NFL team. Both of his children were athletic growing up.
Rivera has been into sports for more than half of his life as a football player. Currently, he works as the Washington Commanders, an American football team’s head coach at National Football League (NFL).
Apart from coaching, Ron is also into sports, as he was a football player from 1984 to 1992. In the meantime, he won the Super Bowl, an annual final playoff game of the NFL in 1995.
He has also worked as the assistant coach for several other teams, including the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Diego Chargers, before Washington.
Ron Rivera Has Two Kids With Wife Stephanie
Ron Rivera’s kids Courtney and Christopher have an age gap of seven years. Christopher was born in 1986, and then came his little sister in 1993.
The coach of the Washington Football Team, Ron Rivera, shares a blissful marital life with his wife Stephanie Rivera, with whom he has been married since 1984.
Since then, the couple has been living a happy and wonderful life with their two kids, a son, and a daughter.
Eventually, Mr. Rivera is pretty much devoted to his family. He enjoys spending time with them. And he seems to be making time for his lovely family despite his busy and hectic schedule.
Ron Rivera’s Daughter Courtney Is A Softball Player
Ron Rivera’s children have been growing up in an athletic and sports-loving family, as their mom was a basketball coach and their father is an NFL coach.
As a result, they also developed some interest in sports and athletics. Ron’s lovely daughter, Courtney, played softball in the early 2010s for the UCLA Bruins softball team. She had started playing softball in high school.
Courtney Delores Rivera, shortly known as Cortney Rivera, was born on May 27, 1993, in Lake Forest. And she has an older brother named Christopher Rivera.
She chose The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) because it has always been her dream. As Rivera is a softball player, her no. 1 reason for competing in softball was to win a national championship, become the best she could be, and do the best she could do.
Looking at her last name on her locker and realizing that she had made it to her dreams was the moment she could cherish forever.
Apart from sports, Courtney’s hobbies include drawing and writing songs, poems and rap as well. As for her educational journey, she is currently majoring in psychology, like her mother, with a career goal of becoming a physical therapist.
Ron Rivera’s Son Christopher Worked In Disney
Ron Rivera’s son Christopher has pursued a different career than his daughter. He chose not to be taken away with the love of sports and athletics, unlike the other family members.
Ron Rivera’s son Christopher went to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Stage Management in 2008.
After graduating, he worked as a Stage Manager at the Walt Disney Studios. He has held several positions at Disneyland Resort, including Assistant Stage Manager, Productions Specialist, and Assistant Project Controller.
In the meantime, he is working as a manufacturing manager in Shanghai, China. Despite being into art, he enjoys keeping up with sports as he watches all of the games and cheers on his father’s team.
Stephanie, Ron Rivera’s Wife: The Coach Behind The Coach
Stephanie Rivera is married to Ron Rivera’s wife Stephanie Rivera is a retired assistant coach for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Women’s Washington Mystics based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thus, she is often referred to as “the coach behind the coach” by the media.
The couple became familiarized at UC Berkeley in August 1983 during a chance meeting at Yogurt Park before marrying her in 1984. Stephanie was a point guard for the women’s basketball team, and Ron Rivera was a star linebacker back then.
They had seen each other around the university’s gym but had never been formally introduced. So, Stephanie had no idea that he was a preseason All-American.
Occasionally, she invited Ron to organize a group of guys to play pickup basketball against her and her friends, and the following Monday, they were playing on the court together. And on the third day, Ron asked her on a date and was engaged by December.
Since 1984, the couple has been living a wonderful life with their loving kids.