Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has wasted little time in assembling his coaching staff. Trestman was introduced as the Bears head coach on Thursday, and after his introductory press conference, the new Bears’ head coach went right to work in piecing together his coaching staff. Prior to Trestman’s news conference, it was reported that Aaron Kromer would be the Bears’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach and Joe DeCamillis will be the special team’s coordinator for the Bears.
After meeting with assistant coaches on Thursday, Trestman made the decision to relieve all offensive assistants of their duties including Mike Tice. The Bears have already begun the process of naming replacements for the offensive assistants that were relieved of their duties. Former New York Jets‘ quarterback Matt Cavanaugh will operate in the same capacity with the Bears; former Dallas Cowboys‘ running backs coach Skip Peete will hold the same position with the Bears; Trestman’s assistant with Montreal Alouettes Pat Meyer is also expected to join the Bears’ coaching staff as well as Andy Bischoff.
Most notably, Rod Marinelli will not return as the Bears’ defensive coordinator. Marinellis is expected to join the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff. Early speculation has suggested that the Bears may promote defensive backs coach Jon Hoke to the defensive coordinator position. Though, reports have also indicated that the Bears could be looking at external candidates including college coaches.