Steve Wilks

Defensive Coordinator

College: Appalachian State

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina


Steve Wilks was named the Browns defensive coordinator on Jan. 14, 2019. He is in his 25th year as a coach and his 14th season in the NFL. He has helped his teams advance to two Super Bowls (Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl XLI).

In 2018, Wilks served as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona’s defense finished fourth (203.9 yards per game) in the NFL against the pass, and CB Patrick Peterson was named a starter in the Pro Bowl.