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Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork by Marc Trestman

About MarcGet the

Montreal Alouettes Head Coach (2008-present)
64-34 overall record (.653 winning percentage)

CFL Championships
Grey Cup Championships ('10 & '09)
East Division Champions ('10, '09 & '08)
East Division Regular Season Champions ('12, '10, '09 & '08)
East Division Playoff Participant ('11)

CFL Awards
2009 Coach of the Year (League and Players Association)
2008 CFL Coach of the Year (Players Association)

Coached CFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2008 and 2009 (QB Anthony Calvillo)

Marc Trestman's Coaching Career
A youthful and energetic coach with a Championship track record, Marc Trestman has had astounding success at every stop throughout his illustrious coaching career. From the NCAA, NFL and CFL, Marc has been one of the most successful and influential offensive minds in football. He has coached under some of the greatest names in coaching and brings that knowledge and pedigree to the field every day.
Canadian Football League
National Football League
17 years in the NFL
  • Reached Super Bowl XXXVII as Offensive Coordinator/QB coach of the Oakland Raiders
  • Reached two AFC Championship games as Offensive Coordinator/QB coach of the Oakland Raiders (2002) & Cleveland Browns (1989) 
  • Twice coordinated the #1 passing offense in NFL (49ers in 1995, Raiders in 2002)
  • 13 Playoff appearances coaching with the Browns (Bernie Kosar), 49ers (Steve Young), Cardinals (Jake Plummer), Lions (Scott Mitchell) & Raiders (Rich Gannon)
  • Coached NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2002 (QB Rich Gannon)
  • Served as Offensive Coordinator during Jerry Rice's record-setting season of 1,848 yards and 15 TDs in 1995
  • ​Guided 49ers to the #1 and #2 ranked passing offenses in the NFL as Offensive Coordinator in 1995 and 1996 
  • Directed the Cardinals offense to their 1st playoff victory in 51 years