|Born:||August 8, 1969|
|Head coaching record|
NCAA: 5–6 (.455)NFL: 0–0 (–)
Steven Bernard Wilks (born August 8, 1969) is an American football coach who is the current head coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). From 2012 to 2017, Wilks worked as a defensive coach for the Carolina Panthers.
Wilks was not unemployed for long, however. He was hired as defensive backs coach of the San Diego Chargers in 2009 when former Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera moved to the same position in San Diego.
When Rivera became head coach of the Panthers, he hired Wilks as secondary coach on January 15, 2012. He was promoted to assistant head coach in 2015. He was Pro Football Focus's second runner up to their Secondary Coach of the Year award.
After the 2017 season, Wilks was an extremely hot commodity for teams in need of new head coaches. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, teams were impressed by Wilks' interview with the Los Angeles Rams in the previous offseason before they eventually hired Sean McVay. Wilks interviewed with the New York Giants and his former boss in Carolina, ex-Panthers general manager David Gettleman.
Head coaching record
|Savannah State (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1999)|
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|ARI||2018||-||-||-||-||- in NFC West||-||-||-||-|
- "Chicago Bears".
- "AFL stats".
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- "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
- "Steve Wilks Named New Cardinals Head Coach". Retrieved 2018-01-22.