David McCoy

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David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV sports team in March 2013 as a reporter and producer.

It’s a return to WCCO for David, who was an intern in the sports department while earning a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.

Before coming to WCCO, David spent three years as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Ind. During his time in Michiana, David covered the Notre Dame football team’s appearance in the BCS national title game, followed Irish linebacker Manti Te’o to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, and repeatedly slammed his head into his desk while covering the Te’o Fake Girlfriend Hoax.

The Sheboygan, Wis. native started his career at KELO in Sioux Falls and also worked at KTIV in Sioux City. He has earned multiple awards from the Associated Press and two regional Emmys.

In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife (Emily) and daughter (Madelyn), playing awful golf, reading good journalism, watching movies, playing hockey and going to the ballpark.

David loves the big games as much as the next sports guy, but says his favorite part of his job is telling stories about athletes you might not otherwise hear about. If you know of a great story idea, please send it to dwmccoy@wcco.com.

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2 Minn. Tennis Players In Their 90s Competing In Nat’l Games

There’s a reason 93-year-old Ray Ranallo still feels so young, and it isn’t just the tennis.

06/29/2015

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Wolves Coach Flip Saunders: ‘We’re Taking The Best Player’

Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor? The decision has been debated for months, with Towns widely expected to be the choice. Flip Saunders knows who he will take with the Timberwolves’ number-one overall pick Thursday night — but he isn’t saying.

06/24/2015

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Vikings’ Greenway Honors His Dad On First Father’s Day Without Him

You won’t find many athletes more involved in the community than Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.

06/21/2015

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America’s Finest Para-Athletes Compete In St. Paul

For many of America’s best Paralympics athletes, St. Paul is the center of attention this weekend. The U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships are at Hamline University, with about 200 of the top Americans competing.

06/19/2015

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Gophers Pay Young Wrestler Burned In Accident A Special Visit

A hospital is hardly a fun place for a little boy, especially one from South Dakota having to be that far from home. But when he needed care, he came to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. And when he needed a little cheering up, he got quite a surprise from some special people there.

06/16/2015

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St. Paul Man, ‘Dr. Fan,’ Travels Worldwide To Witness Baseball History

Unless he gets injured, Alex Rodriguez will get his 3000th major league hit later this week. And unless he suffers a similar fate, Dr. Seth Hawkins will be there to see it, as he has for each of the last 20 hitters to reach that milestone.

06/14/2015

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Minnesota United Prepare for Ibarra’s Final Game

The Minnesota United became international news this week when they agreed to transfer star player Miguel Ibarra to a Mexican team.

06/13/2015

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Archery Program Aims High In Schools Nationwide

Want your son or daughter to pay attention in class? How about letting them shoot a bow and arrow in school? A nationwide program is doing just that.

06/12/2015

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Twins Catcher Chris Herrmann Takes Versatility To Drawing Board

Chris Herrmann won the Twins’ backup catcher job out of spring training largely because of his versatility – he can also play both corner outfield positions and even first base. Which makes sense, because Herrmann has never limited himself to being good at just one thing. Not only is he an accomplished athlete, he’s also an accomplished artist.

06/07/2015

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Former Gopher Shae Kelley Hoping To Make The Cut For Lynx

The Lynx have until Wednesday’s deadline to cut four more players, and coach Cheryl Reeve said Saturday that only a couple of roster spots are still up for grabs. And one of the players squarely on that bubble is former Gophers forward Shae Kelley.

05/30/2015

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Rochester Century’s Jessie Aney Goes Undefeated Against The Boys

If you watch Jessie Aney, the biggest difference you will see is the clothing she wears. “She hits as hard as the guys are out there. She moves as well, if not better, than most of the players she plays out here. And in tangibles, she’s a ten out of ten.”

05/30/2015

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Tennis Coach Is Game To Set Consecutive Match Record

The coach of the Faribault girls high school tennis team is trying to break a Guinness World Record.

05/29/2015

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For Lynx, Youth Is No Longer On Their Side

The WNBA season is right around the corner. The Lynx have one more preseason tune-up Monday night at Target Center before tipping off the regular season next Friday night at home against Tulsa.

05/28/2015

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Bad Behavior Of Coaches, Parents Causing Referee Shortage

In high school sports, the recruiting pitches are normally reserved for the athletes. But the Minnesota State High School League is launching one towards referees. “Not only do we seem to never have enough, but we’ve also noticed that the officials are getting older.”

05/23/2015

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Lynx Look To Asjha Jones To Fill McCarville’s Void

As the Minnesota Lynx get ready to start another season, it’s hard to miss the Janel McCarville-sized hole in their starting lineup. “It was not ideal,” Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve said. “To have a player make a decision like that at the 11th hour, when all the transactions and the draft and everything were over, you know, it’s not what we hoped for. At the same time, you don’t sit around and cry about it. You got to put action.”

05/22/2015

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Mike Kvasnicka Content Despite Unusual Path To St. Paul Saints

In the last 20 years, there have been three Minnesotans taken in the first round of the baseball draft — Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, and the guy currently manning right field for the St. Paul Saints. Mike Kvasnicka’s career might not have gone the way he wanted, but he’s never been happier.

05/21/2015

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Aaron Thompson Becoming Trusted Arm In Twins’ Bullpen

There’s no way the Twins could’ve expected they’d be getting what they’re getting out of this guy this season. If they had, Aaron Thompson would’ve made the big league roster out of spring training.

05/16/2015

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Two-Team Tennis Ace Feels ‘Like One Of The Guys’

To read this story, there’s one small but critical piece of information you need to know.

The high school girls tennis season is in the fall, and the boys tennis season is in the spring.

05/15/2015

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Adapted Bowling Tournament Strikes Brothers’ Fancy

You don’t know what it’s like until you’ve sat where they’re sitting and watched what they’re watching.

How their boys come alive when they pick up a bowling ball.

05/15/2015

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As Rumors Swirl, Owner Quiet On Swarm’s Future

Minnesota’s professional lacrosse team, which plays its home games at the Xcel Energy Center, has not offered renewals to its season ticket holders for next season, and also appears to have ended its Junior Swarm box lacrosse program. For weeks, there has been speculation that team owner John Arlotta, who bought the Swarm from Wild owner Craig Leipold in 2008, has been looking to sell the team or move it.

05/15/2015

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After Playoff Exit, Wild GM Says Improvement Must Come From Within

After another playoff exit, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher says improvement has to come from within. As the Wild players packed up their locker room Monday after another season’s end at the hands of the Blackhawks, there was much talk of expectations.

05/11/2015

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WCCO’s David McCoy Tries Out With St. Paul Saints

As they get ready to open their brand new ballpark in Lowertown later this month, the St. Paul Saints held their annual open tryouts last week. It’s a chance for ball playing hopefuls to reach for the stars and chase their baseball dreams.

05/11/2015

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A National Record Or Not? Eden Prairie Coach’s Wins In Question

There isn’t a high school wrestling coach in the country that can claim as many career wins as Eden Prairie coach Scot Davis. His 1,046 victories would make him the all-time national record-holder. But he’s not in the national high school record book.

05/08/2015

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Wild Looking To Find Its Game Back At Xcel Energy Center

Now trailing 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Minnesota Wild and the series shifts back to St. Paul for Game 3 Tuesday night.

05/04/2015

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‘Footgolf’ Kicks Off At Afton Alps

The new footgolf course at Afton Alps just opened. Nestled alongside the fairways and bunkers lay 18 super-sized cups, just waiting for a soccer ball to be kicked in.

05/02/2015

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