Steve Wilks, Arizona Cardinals
Steve Wilks (48) is a former AFL player and current head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. He began his coaching career as the defensive coordinator for Johnson C. Smith University in 1995. From there, he also coaches in college Savannah State, Illinois State, Appalachian State, East Tennessee State, Bowling Green, Notre Dame and Washington. He was mostly a defensive coordinator or defensive backs coach but was briefly the head coach of Savannah State in 1999. In 2006, Wilks made his NFL coaching debut as the defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears. In 2009, he was hired as the defensive backs coach for the then San Diego Chargers. He spent the next several years with the Carolina Panthers, starting as defensive backs coach in 2012-2014. He then assumed the duties of assistant head coach along with his existing position in 2015, and was eventually promoted to defensive coordinator in 2017.
On January 22, 2018, Wilks was hired as the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals.