'Riverboat Ron' Rivera lives up to his nickname at Kentucky Derby

Night net null Ron Rivera was once a quiet, unassuming coach for the Carolina Panthers. On fourth-and-1, he'd usually do the conservative thing and punt the ball away.Then, Rivera started rolling the dice in some of those situations … and he won, again and again. The Panthers started winning, and Rivera earned the nickname "Riverboat Ron." MORE: 2016 Derby's best, worst hats | Why the Derby is best party in sportsThe affable Rivera has embraced that fun nickname, never more so than Saturday when he and his wife, Stephanie, were on hand at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. All in @KentuckyDerby w/ @CoachRiv2 pic.twitter.com/kNENq28o7H— Ron R

ivera (@RiverboatRonHC) May 7, 2016If you're going to have a cool nickname like "Riverboat Ron," you'd better have a cool outfit to back it up. Rivera didn't disappoint.Wanted to give a S/o to @camhatsNYC for the custom #riverboat hat! 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/X2267qNP12— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) May 7, 2016Later, Rivera did the dab, and met Derby winner Nyquist. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday during the offseason.