The contracts of head coach John Fox and his staff will not be renewed after this season, the Carolina Panthers announced Friday.
Fox has coached the Panthers the last nine seasons, compiling a 73-70 regular season record and 78-73 overall record through last week's game at Pittsburgh.
"I told John today that I appreciate everything he has done for us over the last nine years, but as happens in this business, it is time for both sides to move in different directions," said Carolina Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson.
"While we haven't accomplished all of the goals we set as an organization when we signed him in 2002, we have certainly had our share of high moments - the Super Bowl, two NFC Championship games and a division title in 2008. We wish John and his family the best going forward."
Fox, the winningest coach in team history, will conclude his Carolina coaching career on Sunday when the Panthers end the regular season at Atlanta.
"I appreciate the opportunity Mr. Richardson gave me to be a head coach in the National Football League nine years ago and to be a part of this organization," Fox said.
"I have formed many close relationships and I have many great memories. I particularly want to thank the players for their efforts throughout the years. Working with so many great people has been a rewarding experience."