Head coach, Chicago Bears, National Football League.

Marc Marlyn Trestman was born on January 15, 1956 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

He obtained his political science degree and played quarterback for the University of Minnesota Gophers from 1974 to 1977 (his playing number: #18) and, later, for the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons (1978).

Trestman tried out for the NFL Minnesota Vikings in 1979 and 1979 as a defensive back, but was cut on both occasions.

Trestman began his coaching career in 1981 for the University of Miami while attending its law school (he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1982).

Marc TrestmanIn 1983, after passing the Florida Bar exam, he was named quarterbacks coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes, which went on to win the Orange Bowl.

He was formally admitted to the Florida Bar on July 13, 1983 but as of December 10, 2010, he was listed as inactive and "Not Eligible to practice in Florida". The Florida State Bar still gives this as Mr. Trestman's email address: trestmanm@dolphins.nfl.com!

In 1989, Trestman was named offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. He left the game from 1992 to 1995 and then joined the San Francisco 49’ers as offensive coordinator. In 1997, he jumped to the Detroit Lions as quarterbacks coach and in 1998, he took the same job with the Arizona Cardinals; Oakland Raiders in 2001. In 2004, he rejoined the college coaching ranks with North Carolina State University.

In 2007, 2007 Marc M. Trestman became the new head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League where he won the league championship, the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010 as well as the Coach of the Year honors in 2008.

On January 16, 2013, he was promoted to the more prestigious National Football League (NFL),  introduced as the head coach of the Chicago Bears.

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