Complete biography of Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman




In early 2013, the Chicago Bears fired longtime coach and defensive guru Lovie Smith and hired head coach Marc Trestman. Never heard of the guy? Don’t blame you. He hasn’t been in the NFL since 2004. Here is a timeline of Trestman along with some of his coaching results.





Marc Trestman was born on January 15, 1956.



Graduated from Saint Louis Park High School



Graduated from University of Minnesota Obtained Bachelor’s degree in Political Science


University of Miami School of Law Obtained Law Degree


Volunteer coach for University of Miami Hurricanes finished 9-2


Became quarterbacks coach at University of Miami Bernie Kosar broke school record in both completion percentage (62.3) and passing yardage (3,642)


Minnesota Vikings running backs coach 1985 – Vikings ranked 27th (of 28) in rushing1986 – Vikings ranked 16th in rushing


Quarterbacks coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers ranked 15th in the league in passing yardage


Quarterback coach for Cleveland Browns Browns finished 9th in the league in passing


Offensive Coordinator of Cleveland BrownsLet go after division with head coach Bud Carson Browns averaged 20.9 points per game and finished 16th in total yards per game


Re-hired as quarterbacks coach for Minnesota Vikings Vikings finished 17th in the league with 199.3 passing yards per game, quarterbacks had 17-19 TD to INT ratio


Offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for San Francisco 49ers. 1995 – Ranked 1st in the league in passing (2nd in total offense), lost in first round of playoffs1996 – Finished 7th in the league in passing (6th in total offense), lost in divisional round of playoffs


Quarterbacks coach for Detroit Lions Scott Mitchell passed for 3,484 yards, 19-14 TD to INT ratio



Offensive Coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Arizona CardinalsOffensive Coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Arizona Cardinals 1998 – Jake Plummer threw for 3,737 yards, Cards ranked 13th in league in total offense1999 – Cardinals ranked 29th in total offense2000 – Cardinals ranked 24th in total offense


Offensive Coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Oakland Raiders 2001 – Raiders ranked 7th in total offense2002 – Rich Gannon named NFL MVP in 2002, Raiders reached Super Bowl2003 – Raiders ranked 25th in total offense


Assistant Head Coach and quarterbacks coach for Miami Dolphins Dolphins missed playoffs after finishing 4-12Ranked 29th in total offense


Offensive Coordinator for NC State 2005 – Wolfpack finished 7-5, beating South Florida in the Meineke Car Care Bowl2006 – Wolfpack finished   3-9, missing bowl game


Head Coach of the Montreal Alouettes 2008 – 11-7, lost in Grey Cup Championship2009 – 15-3, Grey Cup Champions2010 – 12-6, Grey Cup Champions

2011 – 10-8, lost in East Semi-Final game

2012 – 11-7, lost in East final

Jerome Manson is a enthusiast who enjoys both watching games and writing about them. When he is not cheering on his team from the stands, Jerome is blogging about The NFL for

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