Feb. 27, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman round out the impressive quintet of guest speakers for the 2013 University of Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic. Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly and all of his assistant coaches will also give presentations at the clinic, which is scheduled for April 11-13.
Coaches and participants interested in receiving an advanced football course taught by the Irish coaching staff and some of the top high school coaches in the country are welcome to attend.
Chalk-talk sessions will provide attendees with an excellent opportunity to become familiar with various coaching techniques and a chance to know the coaches and other participants.
In addition to the various presentations, participants will get an exclusive look at the 2013 Fighting Irish football team as the squad practices twice during the clinic. Coaches’ socials both Thursday and Friday evenings, a hosted dinner on Friday and a tour of the Notre Dame Stadium locker room are all included. Local vendors and exhibitors will also be present during the weekend.
The clinic is $65 per coach or $50 per coach for groups of at least six coaches for those who pre-register. Walk-up registration is $80.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Notre Dame director of football operations Chad Klunder at 574-631-7475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Nevada head coach Chris Ault, former Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Sam Wyche, and former Irish All-American offensive lineman and current Kansas City Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck have already been announced as guest speakers.
- Lewis has been the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2003, which makes him the second-longest tenured head coach in the National Football League. He has led the franchise to the playoffs on four different occasions, including a pair of AFC North titles.
- Lewis is the winningest head coach in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Lewis was named the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year in 2009.
- In 2005, Lewis led the Cincinnati Bengals to its first division title in 15 years.
- Lewis served as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, which captured Super Bowl XXXV with a 34-7 rout of the New York Giants. He also helped the Pittsburgh Steelers reach Super Bowl XXX as linebackers’ coach.
- Trestman was named the head coach of the Chicago Bears on Jan. 16, 2013.
- Over the last five seasons as head coach in the Canadian Football League, Trestman led the Montreal Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup championships in 2009 and 2010 and was named the CFL’s Coach of the Year in 2009.
- Trestman has 17 years of coaching experience in the NFL, including eight as an offensive coordinator.
- During his time in the NFL, Trestman helped his teams to eight playoff appearances, two conference championship games and a Super Bowl appearance (XXXVII as offensive coordinator of the Raiders).
- Trestman twice coordinated the top passing offense in NFL (49ers in 1995, Raiders in 2002). He coached the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2002 (QB Rich Gannon) and served as the offensive coordinator during Jerry Rice’s record-setting season in 1995 (1,848 yards and 15 TDs).
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