One-time NFL and Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman will be the coach and general manager of the XFL’s Tampa Bay franchise.

The league announced the move Tuesday, with XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck calling Trestman “just the kind of offensive-minded coach whose style will fit the up-tempo, fast-paced game” the XFL plans to feature.

Trestman was coach of the Chicago Bears from 2013 to 2014 and won three Grey Cup championships as coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2009, 2010) and Toronto Argonauts (2017).

Former CFL and NFL coach Marc Trestman smiles during a news conference Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Former CFL and NFL coach Marc Trestman smiles during a news conference Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The XFL will begin play in February 2020 with franchises in Tampa Bay, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle and Washington.

The league previously announced Bob Stoops (Dallas), Pep Hamilton (Washington) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) will lead XFL teams.

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Tampa Sports Authority Chairman Tony Muniz speaks during a news conference Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Tampa Sports Authority Chairman Tony Muniz speaks during a news conference Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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