Steve Wilks

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Steven Wilks
Career information
Position(s) Coach
College Appalachian State
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1995-1996 Johnson C. Smith University
(Defensive Coordinator)
1997-1998 Savannah State University
(Defensive Coordinator)
1999 Savannah State University
(Head Coach)
2000 Illinois State
(Defensive Backs Coach)
2001 Appalachian State
(Defensive Backs Coach)
2002 East Tennessee State
(Defensive Coordinator)
2003 Bowling Green State University
(Defensive Backs Coach)
2004 University of Notre Dame
(Defensive Backs Coach)
2005 University of Washington
(Secondary Coach)
2006-2008 Chicago Bears
(Defensive Backs Coach)
2009-2011 San Diego Chargers
(Defensive Backs Coach)
2012-2014 Carolina Panthers
(Defensive Backs Coach)
2015-present Carolina Panthers
(Assistant H.C./Defensive Backs Coach)

Steven Bernard Wilks (born August 8, 1969) is the assistant head coach and defensive backs coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

College career[edit]

Wilks played defensive back from 1987 to 1991 at Appalachian State.[1]

Pro career[edit]

Wilks played one year in the AFL for the Charlotte Rage.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Wilks served as Head Football Coach at Savannah State College for one season (1999) and compiled a record of 5-6.[3]

Wilks was hired by the Chicago Bears on February 16, 2006.[1] The Bears announced on December 30, 2008, that they had fired Wilks.[4]

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.


  1. ^ a b "Chicago Bears". 
  2. ^ "AFL stats". 
  3. ^ "Steve Wilks Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  4. ^ Biggs, Brad (December 30, 2008). "Bears make coaching move". Chicago Sun-Times.