Marc Trestman named new Bears head coach

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The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday morning they have reached an agreement with Marc Trestman to become the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history.

Trestman spent the last five seasons as head coach in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes and led them to back-to-back Grey Cup Championships in 2009 and 2010.

Trestman also has 17 years of coaching experience in the NFL as an offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and running backs coach.

His teams in the NFL have made eight playoff appearances including two conference championships and a Super Bowl appearance with the Raiders.

Trestman played quarterback at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State-Moorhead. He was with the Vikings for two training camps as a defensive back.

Trestman also graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and has been a member of the Florida bar since 1983. He took a few years away from coaching in the early ‘90s to practice law. He is the author of the book “Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork.”

Trestman and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Sarahanne and Chloe.


The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.


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