CHARLOTTE - Scott Turner, the son of San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, will serve as the Panthers' offensive quality control coach, the team announced Thursday.
Turner spent the past three seasons on the University of Pittsburgh staff under head coach Dave Wannstedt, coaching the wide receivers last season after spending 2008 and '09 as an offensive assistant.
Turner, 28, began his coaching career in 2005 as an administrative graduate assistant at Oregon State after playing quarterback for John Robinson at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera - like Turner - got his first NFL coaching job under Wannstedt, as his defensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears from 1997-98. Rivera spent the last four seasons in San Diego on Norv Turner's staff.