Jun 11, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman and wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) during minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Tim Tibesar: First NFL Job A Dream Come True

The Chicago Bears have a brand new coaching staff, including first year coach Tim Tibesar.

Linebackers coach Tibesar is one of the many coaches who are entering their first season with the Chicago Bears. As a graduate assistantt at San Diego State, Tim has always wanted to coach in the National Football League.

“It’s a lifelong dream come true to get the opportunity to coach in the NFL. It’s extremely humbling to get this opportunity and very exciting at the same time. When you wake up in the morning and realize that you get to coach linebackers for the Chicago Bears, for a linebackers coach what more could you ask for?”

Tibesar was one of the coaches, head coach Marc Trestman had with him while coaching in the Canadian Football League.

“I felt very fortunate to be up there with Marc. We had a tremendous amount of success, setting a franchise record for wins in a season and winning 2 Grey Cup championships. The on-the-field success was really enjoyable, but the day-to-day going to work there with Marc and the staff and the players were extremely enjoyable.”

One thing coach Tim Tibesar has faith in, is Marc Trestman’s leadership abilities, he said in his interview with ChicagoBears.com

“There are a lot of things about Marc that I really respect. One of this great strengths is he’s able to lay out the vision for the entire football team and put the team on the path to accomplish that vision. And just his whole commitment to the idea of respect everyone within the organization from top down, from the head coach to assistant coaches to players to equipment manager to the guys who cleans the floors at night and emptie the garbage cans. Everyone’s treated with a tremendous amount of respect and everyone’s important to the entire success of the organization.”

Tim was a 4 year letter winner at North Dakota from 1993-1996, serving as a team captain in his final 2 seasons. He earned first year All-American honors and was named the North Central Conference’s male athlete of the year. He then went on to coach linebackers at Grossmont (a small college) where they went undefeated and won a California Junior College championship.

Later on he spent 3 seasons at Kansas State from 2006-08, then joined Trestman’s staff in Montreal before becoming Purdue’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach last season.

Other coaching opportunities on this 1st year coaches resume including coaching tight ends at Cornell for 5 seasons, linebackers coach and defensive coordinator for North Dakota.

Being a Chicago Bears fan myself, I am excited and nervous to see what kind of an impact this new look coaching still will make not only on this team, but the fans and city of Chicago.

Not bad for his first NFL job, getting to work with guys like Lance Briggs, D.J. Williams and Bears future middle linebacker Jon Bostic. I hope he does great things with this group of talented linebackers and puts them on the path to success.


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