Sports Super Bowl 50: Coaches Gary Kubiak, Ron Rivera at a glance Gary Kubiak is in his first year coaching the Broncos. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin Edmonds By Scott Fontana firstname.lastname@example.org @Scott_Fontana February 2, 2016 10:12 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Regardless of which team wins Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, California, a new coach will join the club of champion coaches. Neither Gary Kubiak of the Broncos nor Ron Rivera of the Panthers has so much as led a team to the Super Bowl before this season, let alone won one. But both men have previous experience with the big game in other roles. Kubiak, who took over the Broncos this season after six-plus seasons with the Texans — was the Broncos backup quarterback to John Elway — now the team’s general manager — when Denver lost three Super Bowls during the late 1980s. He also won three championships in the 1990s, first with the 49ers in 1994 and then with the Broncos in 1997 and 1998. Rivera, in his fifth season with Carolina, was a member of the 1985 Bears team that capped an 18-1 season with a victory in Super Bowl XX, playing linebacker. After transitioning into coaching, he served as defensive coordinator for the Bears when they lost to Peyton Manning’s Colts in 2006. By Scott Fontana email@example.com @Scott_Fontana Scott has been amNewYork's sports editor since 2012 and has more than a decade of experience covering sports. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.