|Position:||Assistant head coach & defensive coordinator|
|Date of birth:||August 8, 1969|
|Head coaching record|
|Regular season:||NCAA: 5–6 (.455)|
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.
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- "Steve Wilks Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- Biggs, Brad (December 30, 2008). "Bears make coaching move". Chicago Sun-Times.
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