Longtime Panthers assistant coach Richard Williamson has retired, the team announced Monday.
Williamson, 68, came to Carolina with Dom Capers' original staff in 1994 and was the only coach to work for Capers, George Seifert and John Fox. He spent 45 years as a football coach, with 27 coming at the NFL level.
The Panthers now have two assistant coach openings to fill, with special-teams coach Danny Crossman having been fired last week.
"I have enjoyed being with the Panthers since the beginning," Williamson said. "It was great to be part of the development of the Panthers from an expansion team to a Super Bowl contender, and I appreciate the way Mr. Richardson does things. This organization is the class of the NFL and I have tremendous respect for him," said Williamson.