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Coach Wilder is starting his23rd year in education with stops at Perry County Schools, Trenton Special School District, and Dyersburg City Schools. 


Coach Wilder grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where he excelled at baseball. This allowed him to play at the college level at Southeastern Illinois Community College, in Harrisburg, Illinois, and Union University, in Jackson, Tennessee. He met his future wife, Jackie, at Union. Sports has allowed both he and Jackie to teach and coach for over 20 years. Steve has coached baseball, basketball, golf, and now softball. Softball brought him a State Championship in 2014 while at Dyersburg. His daughter, Kinsey, played on that team. Steve now Coaches the softball team here at Coffee County and he knows the program is steeped in tradition. His hopes are to continue those traditions and hopefully bring a Championship back to Manchester. Coach and Jackie have 2 children. Joey is a nurse at Methodist Hospital in Memphis and Kinsey is attending Dyersburg State on a softball scholarship.