CHICAGO — Marc Trestman was named new head coach for the Chicago Bears Wednesday morning.
The team posted the news on its website about 4 a.m.
Trestman, 57, whose last interview with the Bears was Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune, will be introduced at a news conference Thursday at 10 a.m.
He replaces Lovie Smith, who was fired after an 81-63 record over nine seasons.
Trestman has spent the last five seasons as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, where he compiled a 59-31 record and was named CFL Coach of the Year in 2009.
His team won Grey Cup championships — the CFL's equivalent to the Super Bowl — in 2009 and 2010.
Trestman also has extensive quarterback coaching experience. He helped current Bears starting QB Jay Cutler prepare for the 2006 NFL Combine. He has 17 years of NFL coaching experience and was part of eight playoff teams.
Trestman is the 14th head coach in team history.