Sun-Sentinel: Former Dolphins coaching staff on the move
"Four members of the Dolphins' 2004 coaching staff are in the process of landing jobs elsewhere. Wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan interviewed for that same position Friday at San Francisco, and quarterbacks coach Marc Trestman headed to North Carolina State to interview for the Wolfpack's vacant offensive coordinator spot."
Trestman has eight years experience as an NFL offensive coordinator and has already interviewed for the position with the Detroit Lions.
Marc Trestman Coaching Bio
Trestman began his coaching career in 1981 as a volunteer assistant at the University of Miami while attending law school. In 1983, he was named the Hurricanes' quarterbacks coach, a position in which he served the next two years. He was part of the staff that led the school to a national championship in 1983. While at Miami, Trestman worked with quarterbacks Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar and Vinny Testaverde, each of whom went on to play in the NFL, while he recruited a fourth to Coral Gables in Steve Walsh, who would later lead the Hurricanes to their second national championship.
Trestman began his NFL coaching career as the running backs coach with Minnesota in 1985. After two years in that post with the Vikings, he became quarterbacks coach with Tampa Bay in 1987. The following year he was named quarterbacks coach with Cleveland before being promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 1989. He re-joined the Vikings as quarterbacks coach in 1990, and served the next two years in that in position before taking a three-year hiatus from the NFL to pursue a business career. He returned to the NFL in 1995 as offensive coordinator with San Francisco, and served in that capacity through 1996. He tutored the quarterbacks with the Detroit Lions in 1997 before taking on the role of offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach with the Arizona Cardinals for the next three years (1998-2000).
Trestman was named to the Oakland staff in 2001 and after his first season, he was promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. He served the last two years in that position while helping the Raiders to a berth in Super Bowl XXXVII following the 2002 season.
In 2004, he was named assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach with the Miami Dolphins. He was not retained by new Dolphins head coach Nick Saban this winter.
While Trestman was Oakland's offensive coordinator in 2002, the Raiders led the NFL in total offense (389.8 ypg) and passing offense (279.7 ypg), as quarterback Rich Gannon was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player and earned his second trip to the Pro Bowl in as many years. He threw for a team-record 4,689 yards that year as three different players surpassed the 80-catch plateau, while Charlie Garner rushed for 968 yards, averaged 5.3 yards per rush attempt and finished fourth in the AFC with 1,903 total yards from scrimmage.
In Trestman's first season with Arizona, quarterback Jake Plummer passed for 3,737 yards, running back Adrian Murrell rushed for 1,042 yards and wide receiver Frank Sanders caught 89 passes for 1,145 yards as the Cards went on to win their first playoff game since 1947.
In Trestman's lone year with the Lions, quarterback Scott Mitchell tossed for 3,484 yards, the second-highest figure in that franchise's history.
In 1995, the 49ers' offense led the NFL in scoring and passing, and ranked second in total offense under Trestman's tutelage. In his two years in San Francisco, four different offensive players made a total of six Pro Bowl appearances, including quarterback Steve Young on both occasions. Wide receiver Jerry Rice set an NFL record in '95 with 1,848 receiving yards on 122 receptions. In fact, in Rice's two seasons under Trestman, he totaled 230 catches for 3,102 yards and 23 touchdowns. The 49ers put together 25 wins in those two seasons and made the playoffs both times.
As quarterbacks coach with the Vikings from 1990-91, Trestman first tutored Gannon in his first two seasons as an NFL starter, as he combined for 28 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions over those two years.
As quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator with the Browns, Trestman worked with quarterback Bernie Kosar and wide receiver Webster Slaughter, who led the NFL in 1989 with a 19.0-yard average per reception as he was selected to the only Pro Bowl of his career. Cleveland qualified for the playoffs both years in which Trestman was there, including 1989 when they advanced to the AFC Championship Game.
Notes and Bio courtesty of the Miami Dolphins
Photo courtesy of the Sun-Sentinel's Ginny Dixon