By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 28, 2016 at 12:13 am EST
Former Carolina Panthers special teams coach Bruce DeHaven has passed away. He had a long battle with cancer.
The 68-year-old had been battling prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in spring 2015; however, he continued to coach through the end of the 2015 season.
DeHaven was the Panthers special teams coach from 2013 through 2016. Prior to being hired by the Panthers, he worked as the Buffalo Bills special teams coach from 2010 through 2012.
He was the Seattle Seahawks special teams coach from 2007 through 2009. He was the Dallas Cowboys special teams coach from 2003 through 2006.
DeHaven was with the San Francisco 49ers as their special teams coordinator from 2000 to 2002. He was the Bills special teams coordinator from 1987 through 1999.
Prior to working in the National Football League, he was the Orlando Renegades running backs coach and special teams coordinator in 1985. He was the Pittsburgh Maulers offensive line coach and special teams coordinator in 1984.
In 1983, he was the New Jersey Generals assistant offensive line coach and special teams coordinator. He was the New Mexico State Aggies offensive line coach in 1982.
He began his coaching career as the Kansas Jayhawks offensive line coach and defensive backs coach from 1979 through 1981.
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