Report: Chicago Bears’ Hire Marc Trestman

The Chicago Bears’ have announced that Marc Trestman will replace Lovie Smith as the teams 14th head coach.

Oct. 6, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Fireworks explode over Soldier Field after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Miami Hurricanes 41-3. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Smith, who served as Chicago’s head coach for nine seasons, was fired following the end of the 2012 season.  Smith led the Bears’ to a Super Bowl, however, the team had missed the postseason five out of six seasons.  Smith left Chicago with a 81-63 record.

Trestman has 17 years of NFL coaching experience and he has spent the last 5 years coaching in the Canadian Football League (Montreal Alouettes, head coach) where he has amassed a respectable 64-34 record.

Trestman is a name that Miami fans should be familiar with.  The 57-year old was interviewed by UM following Randy Shannon’s departure.  Although Al Golden would eventually win out, Trestman is no doubt a decent hire by Chicago.

Trestman began his coaching career in 1981 at the University of Miami as a volunteer coach.  In 1983 he served as Miami’s quarterbacks coach and helped to groom future NFL QB Bernie Kosar.  Miami would go on to win a national championship that year.

Aside from coaching football, Trestman earned his law degree from the University of Miami has been a member of the Florida bar since 1983.

Trestman’s coaching career:

  • 1981-84: University of Miami (QB/VC)
  • 1985-86: Minnesota Vikings (RB)
  • 1987: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
  • 1988-89: Cleveland Browns (QB/OC)
  • 1990-91: Minnesota Vikings (QB)
  • 1995-96: San Francisco 49ers (QB/OC)
  • 1997: Detroit Lions (QB)
  • 1998-2000: Arizona Cardinals (QB/OC)
  • 2001-03: Oakland Raiders (OC)
  • 2004: Miami Dolphins (OC)
  • 2005-06: North Carolina State (OC)
  • 2008-12: Montreal Alouettes (HC)


Topics: Chicago Bears, Football, Marc Trestman, Miami Hurricanes

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