Carolina Panthers owner, David Tepper, fired head coach Frank Reich less than 24 hours after a disappointing 17-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Reich's tenure ended with an NFL-worst 1-10 record, making him the first NFL head coach fired in back-to-back seasons since the 1970 merger.
Tepper expressed gratitude for Reich's dedication but stated that a change was needed for the team's future.
Special teams coach Chris Tabor is now the interim head coach, with offensive coordinator Thomas Brown handling playcalling duties.
Assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley and quarterbacks coach Josh McCown were also let go by the Panthers.
Carolina has endured six consecutive losing seasons since Tepper bought the team in 2018, with a current record of 30-63.
The Panthers rank 30th in the NFL in total offense and passing yards per game, contributing to Reich's dismissal.
Reich, hired for his offensive prowess, was tasked with developing rookie quarterback Bryce Young, but the results fell short of expectations.
Tepper fired head coach Matt Rhule in-season last year, and Reich was brought in as his replacement in January.
Despite the disappointing end, Reich expressed gratitude for the opportunity and believes in the strength of the team's leadership for future success.