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Washington Football Team coach, Central Coast native finishes cancer treatment

(KION) Washington Football Team head coach and Seaside High School graduate Ron Rivera finished his last round of cancer treatment Monday.

The team posted a video of Rivera being greeted by applause and confetti as he walked to ring the hospital's "Ring in Hope" bell.

According to CNN, Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, and the cancer is in a lymph node. The team said the cancer was found in its early stages and that he had a good prognosis for a full recovery. CNN reports that he will still have more scans, but doctors are optimistic about a full recovery.

Rivera grew up on the Central Coast and graduated from Seaside High School in 1980. He spent nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers and took them to the Super Bowl in 2015 before being hired by the Washington Football Team earlier this year.

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