Toronto's Marc Trestman named CFL's coach of the year
Toronto Argonauts head coach Marc Trestman speaks during the head coaches news conference Wednesday November 22, 2017 in Ottawa. The Toronto Argonauts will play the Calgary Stampeders in the 105th Grey Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 9:42PM EST
OTTAWA -- Marc Trestman, who guided Toronto to the CFL playoffs in his first season with the Argonauts, was named the league's coach of the year Thursday.
Trestman, 61, claimed the honour at the league's annual awards banquet.
Dave Dickenson of the Calgary Stampeders, last year's winner, was the finalist.
Trestman, the CFL's top coach in '09 with Montreal, joined Toronto after four seasons in the NFL and led the Argos (9-9) to first in the East Division after the squad finished with a 5-13 mark last year.
Dickenson led Calgary (13-4-1) to first in the West Division and a second straight Grey Cup appearance.
Toronto and Calgary will square off Sunday in the Grey Cup game at TD Place.