Steve Wilks

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
14 126-97-1 56.47% 5-6 45.45%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Lovie Smith, Norv Turner, Ron Rivera


Biography

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Career Summary

Steve Wilks was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2006 to 2019, finishing his career as the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. Over his fourteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 126-97-1. He was also the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals for the 2018 season. The Cardinals went 3-13-0 in this lone season as a head coach. During his career he was a head coach for one season. He was fired from the Cardinals.

Steve Wilks Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Wilks served as an assistant coach for Lovie Smith, Norv Turner, Ron Rivera, and Freddie Kitchens. Six of these years were spent on Rivera's coaching staff.

Playing Career

Wilks played defensive back while at college.

Personal Information

Wilks was born on Friday, August 8, 1969 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2019 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2018 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
2017 Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
2016 Carolina Panthers Assistant Head Coach / Secondary Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2015 Carolina Panthers Assistant Head Coach / Secondary Coach 15-1-0 2-1
2014 Carolina Panthers Passing Defense Coordinator / Secondary Coach 7-8-1 1-1
2013 Carolina Panthers Passing Defense Coordinator / Secondary Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2012 Carolina Panthers Passing Defense Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2011 San Diego Chargers Assistant Head Coach / Secondary Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2010 San Diego Chargers Secondary Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2009 San Diego Chargers Secondary Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2008 Chicago Bears Defensive Backs Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2007 Chicago Bears Defensive Backs Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 Chicago Bears Defensive Backs Coach 13-3-0 2-1

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