Steven Bernard Wilks (born August 8, 1969) is the defensive backs coach and assistant to the head coach, currently with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
Wilks played defensive back from 1987 to 1991 at Appalachian State.
Wilks played one year in the AFL for the Charlotte Rage.
Wilks served as Head Football Coach at Savannah State College for one season (1999) and compiled a record of 5-6.
Wilks was hired by the Chicago Bears on February 16, 2006. The Bears announced on December 30, 2008, that they had fired Wilks.
Wilks was hired on January 20, 2009 by the San Diego Chargers, joining former Defensive Coordinator with the Bears Ron Rivera.
On January 15, 2012, the Carolina Panthers hired Wilks to serve as their secondary coach.