New EIU Football Coach Wilkerson Visits Effingham


Published on April 27 2022 10:16 am
Last Updated on April 27 2022 10:16 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Chris Wilkerson is proof that you can go home again.

Wilkerson...the new football coach at Eastern Illinois University...was part of the Panther Preview that visited Effingham Tuesday evening.

Wilkerson played football for the Panthers and was part of the Bob Spoo reign that turned out many successful seasons in Charleston. He returns to Charleston after several seasons as head coach at the University of Chicago where he posted a 51-27 record.

Greg Sapp had the opportunity for a quick visit with Coach Wilkerson Tuesday...

Wilkerson joined Athletic Director Tom Michael, Men's Basketball Coach Marty Simmons, University President David Glassman and numerous other EIU officiais at the Tuesday gathering at Koerner Distributor in Effingham.