Kirby Wilson

Kirby Wilson

Kirby Wilson
Current position
Title Running Backs coach
Team Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-08-24) August 24, 1961 (age 52)
Alma mater University of Illinois

Kirby Wilson (born August 24, 1961 in Los Angeles, CA) is a running backs coach for the National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers.

Coaching career

Wilson has coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and the Washington Redskins. Wilson was hired in January 2007 as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach after Dick Hoak retired. He was hired when Mike Tomlin took over the team after Bill Cowher resigned early in 2007. At the college level, Wilson has coached at Pasadena City College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Southern Illinois, Wyoming, USC and Iowa State. Kirby is a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity.

Pro career

Wilson played two seasons in the Canadian Football League as a defensive back and kick returner for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts between 1983 and 1984.

College career

Wilson played at the University of Illinois after transferring from Pasadena City College.

He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1989.

High school career

Wilson prepped at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles.

Personal Life

In the early morning hours of January 6, 2012, Wilson was injured after a fire broke out in his Seven Fields, PA home. Wilson was airlifted to UPMC Mercy where he was hospitalized for burn treatment.

External links

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 30, 2007