Steve Wilks Biography
Steven Bernard Wilks is a well-known American football coach and former player who is the interim head coach for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He previously served for the Arizona Cardinals as the head coach for one season and was fired after a 3–13 record.
Steve Wilks Age
Steve was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, on 8 August 1969. He is 54 years old.
Steve Wilks Height
Wilks stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Steve Wilks Education
He studied at West Charlotte High School and graduated with a high school diploma and later joined the University of State for further studies.
Steve Wilks Family
He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States to caring parents. However, information regarding his family is currently under review and will be updated as soon as available.
Steve Wilks Wife
Steve is married to his loving wife Marcia Wilks. The couple is blessed with three children: Marissa, Melanni, and Steven James.
Steve Wilks Children
Marcia and Steve are proud parents of three children: Marissa, Melanni, and Steven James.
Steve Wilks Salary
Steve receives an annual salary of $800,000.
Steve Wilks’ Net worth
Wilks has an approximate net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.
Steve Wilks Career
Back from 1987 to 1991, Steve played a defensive at Appalachian State. He played one year for the Charlotte Rage in the AFL as a defensive back, wide receiver, and kick returner. He worked at Savannah State College for one season (1999) and compiled a record of 5-6 as Head Football Coach. Steve was hired on February 16, 2006, by the Chicago Bears as defensive backs coach. On December 30, 2008, The Bears announced that they had fired Wilks.
He was not unemployed for long, however. Steve was hired in 2009 as defensive backs coach of the San Diego Chargers when former Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera moved to San Diego to the same position. When Rivera became head coach of the Panthers, on January 15, 2012, he hired Wilks as secondary coach. He was promoted in 2015 to assistant head coach. Wilks was Pro Football Focus’s second runner to their Secondary Coach of the Year award.
In the 2015 season, Steve and the Panthers finished 15-1 and on February 7, 2016, reached Super Bowl 50. The Panthers by a score of 24–10 fell to the Denver Broncos. After the 2017 season, Steve for teams needing new head coaches was an extremely hot commodity. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, teams were impressed in the previous offseason before they eventually hired Sean McVay by Wilks’ interview with the Los Angeles Rams.
On January 22, 2018, Steve was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as head coach, replacing Bruce Arians. They initially retired in early 2019 to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2017 season before coming out of retirement. In the 2018 season opener against the Washington Redskins, He made his head coaching debut in the 24–6 loss.
In Week 5, against the San Francisco 49ers, Wilks as a head coach recorded his first NFL victory. Wilks has the worst record for the Cardinals since 2000 and finished coaching the season with an NFL-worst 3–13 record. The Cardinals fired Wilks, on December 31, 2018. On January 14, 2019, He was hired by the Cleveland Browns under head coach Freddie Kitchens to be their defensive coordinator. He was not retained under new head coach Kevin Stefanski.
On January 21, 2021, Steve was hired as their defensive coordinator under head coach Eliah Drinkwitz by the University of Missouri. On February 9, 2022, the Panthers announced the hiring of Wilks as Matt Rhule’s new defensive secondary coach and pass game coordinator. On October 10, 2022, after Rhule was fired, He was named the Panthers’ interim head coach for the remainder of the season.