Panthers Add Two Former Players To Coaching Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have named Everette Brown assistant linebackers coach, the team announced on Wednesday.

In addition, the team announced that former Panthers’ linebacker Ben Jacobs has been added as an assistant special teams coach and Sam Mills III has added game management coach responsibilities.

A North Carolina native, Brown played six years in the NFL, including two with the Panthers, after being drafted by Carolina in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He as a coaching intern with Carolina for part of the 2018 season.

Brown had 67 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception during his playing career in 44 career games with Carolina, San Diego, Dallas and Washington.

Ben Jacobs played six seasons with the Panthers, from 2013-2018, after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State in 2009 by the Cleveland Browns.  Jacobs was a significant special teams contributor during his tenure with the Carolina.

2009 will be Mills’ 15th season with the Panthers. He was promoted to defensive line coach in the 2018 season.  His new game management role, Mills will assist head coach Ron Rivera with clock management, replay challenges and other situational football analysis.