His goal is to have his house sold and bring his family to Knoxville the last week of June. That family includes wife, Dana, with whom he has shared the past 17 years. The couple have three athletic children; a daughter in high school, a son in seventh grade and another daughter in fifth grade. Dana works in the insurance field with a company based out of DeWitt.
As a Grinnell native, Wilkins views this move as something of a homecoming. He has fond memories of coming to Knoxville to participate in sports. Ken Locke Stadium holds many memories for him, and he compliments the community for its efforts to preserve the stadium and its continued utilization.
His visits to Knoxville, during the interview process, also made a positive impression. Local residents he has met thus far demonstrated the kind of pride that exists in Knoxville. Wilkins is confident that coming to Knoxville is a great opportunity for himself and his family.