Jerry Trestman never finished that basement inside the suburban Minneapolis home he once shared with his wife and two children. His son, Marc, was a multisport athlete primarily involved in football, baseball and basketball. Yet often, the younger Trestman invited a couple of friends over and transformed the basement into a full-fledged puck battle. "There were too many holes in the walls from all the hockey games," Jerry Trestman said. "I also had a table tennis thing down in that basement. We used to play that, too. But Marc, he's not little at all. His reach was too big." Marc Trestman never stopped reaching. Now he's at the pinnacle of his profession. The 14th head coach in Chicago Bears history didn't climb to the summit overnight. He put forth the time. He made the sacrifices. Trestman eagerly volunteered to coach at the University of Miami 32 years ago while attending law school there and now has fulfilled a dream that he shares with his wife and two daughters. "I thought Marc should have been an NFL head coach years ago," Jerry Trestman said. "That's where he wanted to be ... eventually."
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St. Paul Pioneer Press | Jan 22