|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Steve Wilks is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers since 2023. Prior to this season, he coached for the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, and Cleveland Browns for fifteen seasons. His most recent position was with the Panthers as their interim head coach/defensive pass game coordinator/secondary coach. 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 on Monday, December 31, 2018.
Steve Wilks Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Wilks served as an assistant coach for Lovie Smith, Norv Turner, Ron Rivera, Freddie Kitchens, Matt Rhule, and Kyle Shanahan. Six of these years were spent on Rivera's coaching staff.
Wilks played defensive back while at college.
Wilks was born on Friday, August 8, 1969 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
|2023 San Francisco 49ers||Defensive Coordinator||8-3-0||0-0|
|2022 Carolina Panthers||Defensive Pass Game Coordinator / Secondary Coach||1-4-0||0-0|
|2022 Carolina Panthers||Interim Head Coach||6-6-0||0-0|
|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|
Coach history guide
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- Years as head coach: 1
- Named the interim head coach during the 2022 season for the Carolina Panthers
- Years as a coordinator: 3
- Conference Championships won: 2006 and 2015
- Past teams coached for: San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears
- Position Played: Defensive Back
- Date of Birth: Friday, August 8, 1969 (54 years old), Charlotte, North Carolina