Previously Serving As A Coach, Marc Trestman Returns To CFL Claiming The Same Post
One cannot keep Marc Trestman away from the game, can they? He had been out of Canadian Football League for almost three years, but he’s back now as the Toronto Argonauts have agreements in principle for Marc Trestman to become the CFL club's head coach.
Heading towards Argo!
Marc Trestman who is the former Bears head coach and most recently was the offensive coordinator of the Ravens in CFL is slated and set to become the next head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts. Toronto Argonauts have agreed to hire Trestman as head coach, and Jim Popp as General Manager and both deals are expected to be announced on 28th February.
Following the news, the Argos have issued a media advisory on 27th February announcing a 10:30 a.m. press conference the following day at BMO Field, where it’s expected that Argos will formally introduce Trestman as their next head coach and Popp as their next general manager.
Long before the Bears hired him, Trestman spent five seasons as head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes from 2007. He had an impressive winning record in all five of his seasons in Montreal and also won the Grey Cup twice. However, Trestman’s success in Canada didn’t translate in the NFL, as he lasted for only two seasons in Chicago and was fired during his second season in Baltimore Ravens.
Both parties have not officially announced the length of the contract and will officially make an announcement on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Fired from Ravens!
The Baltimore Ravens of NFL fired their offensive coordinator Marc Trestman on Oct. 10, 2016, only a day after the team sputtered in a 16-10 loss to Washington.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made it clear that his decision to dismiss offensive coordinator Marc Trestman wasn't influenced by ownership nor players or how the team responded the last time he made such a move. He said:
"It's my call. I didn't feel in my gut that, going the way we were going, that it was going to change and it was going to get better. I think we need a different chemistry in there right now to get where we need to go. I certainly have a picture in my mind of what I want our offense to look like."
Baltimore Raven’s head coach John Harbaugh spoke about the change again during his press conference via the team's Twitter account:
Head Coach John Harbaugh comments on the change at offensive coordinator. pic.twitter.com/dPORczTIRF— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 10, 2016
While Toronto Argonauts went 5-13 last season around in 2016, the team of Trestman and Popp never won fewer than ten games during their five-year tenure with the Als.