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Marc Trestman

Senior Offensive Assistant


A 36-year coaching veteran, including 26 in the NFL, Marc Trestman brings his expertise to the Chargers as a senior offensive assistant. One of the top offensive coaches throughout his career, Trestman was the head coach for the Chicago Bears from 2013-14. In his first season with the Bears, he led the offense to rank No. 2 in the NFL in scoring offense, averaging 27.8 points per game. Trestman was a two-time head coach in the CFL, leading the Montreal Alouettes from 2008-12 and Toronto Argonauts from 2017-18. He was twice recognized as CFL Coach of the Year (2009 and 2017) and led his teams to a combined three Grey Cup Championships.

Trestman's most recent NFL appointment was as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, leading the unit from 2015-16. He led the Baltimore offense to rank eighth in passing offense his first season, averaging 266.9 net passing yards per game. Trestman was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders from 2001-03, helping Rich Gannon win MVP in 2002 as the Raiders appeared in Super Bowl XXXVII. An assistant on Trestman's offensive staff, particularly helping with the quarterbacks, was current Chargers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh in his first coaching job following his 15-year playing career. Trestman also was offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for North Carolina State (2005-06), Arizona Cardinals (1998-2000), San Francisco 49ers (1995-96) and Cleveland Browns (1988-89). He has coached quarterbacks for the Detroit Lions (1997), Minnesota Vikings (1990-91), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987) and University of Miami (1983-84), while also coaching running backs for the Vikings from 1985-86.