Trestman on Calvillo retiring one day: "I can't even imagine that"
The Montreal Alouettes held a press conference this afternoon to announce that they've signed head coach Marc Trestman to a four-year contract extension. The 56 year old, who had his wife Cindy fly in from North Carolina for the announcement, says he’s excited to be a part of the Alouettes for years to come.
“Feels awesome. I”m very appreciative to Bob and Jim and the organization for giving us the opportunity”.
Trestman led the team to three straight Grey Cup appearances and two championships since arriving in 2008. He was serving out the last year of his contract, but said securing a new deal hasn’t been a priority.
“Ya I hadn’t been really thinking about it. I was down visiting Bob in January in Florida and it came out in the natural course of conversation. And we worked it out. It was done before training camp but we didn’t get a chance to get everybody together in time to do something.”
In addition to quality coaching, the Alouettes success has also been directly linked to future hall of fame quarterback Anthony Calvillo. But at 39 years old, the pivot is taking his future year by year, and that could mean at some point, Trestman will coach an Alouettes team with someone else at the helm.
“I can’t even imagine that, so i’m just going to enjoy every day with him. You know how important he is to our organization and what he’s meant to the success we’ve had the last four years. So every day is a precious day and we’re working together to try to put the best football team out there we can and we’re just glad he’s here now.”