Panthers Interim Head Coach Steve Wilks Makes Changes to Coaching Staff

WCCB's Kelli Bartik Has The Latest From A Busy Monday At Bank Of America Stadium.

CHARLOTTE — It was a busy Monday both on and off the field at Bank Of America Stadium. WCCB’s Kelli Bartik was at practice and inside the locker-room as the team puts Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Cincinnati Bengals behind them, and prepares to face their NFC South Division rival Falcons on a short week.

Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks made two changes to his coaching staff Monday morning in the wake of the 42-21 loss to the Bengals.

The team is parting ways with cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni.

Cooper came to the Panthers in 2020 with former head coach Matt Rhule. Pasqualoni, the former head coach at Syracuse, joined the Panthers this offseason.

Defensive assistant Bobby Maffei will take added responsibilities with the defensive backs moving forward, with interim defensive coordinator Al Holcomb playing a more prominent role as well.

Pass rush specialist Don Johnson and assistant defensive line coach Terrance Knighton will continue to coach the defensive linemen.