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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 Indiana and South Dakota Associated Press, and won a regional Emmy in 2013.

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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Teammates Say They Stand Behind Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson issued a statement and was at the team facility Monday, but was not in the locker room to elaborate. His teammates, however, did.

09/15/2014

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Adam Thielen, The Vikings Player Northern Minn. Calls Their Own

If you talk to Adam Thielen’s high school football coach about his first NFL player, you can’t talk about just football.

09/14/2014

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NFL To Review Peterson Case Under Personal Conduct Policy

An NFL spokesperson said Saturday the league will review the Adrian Peterson case under its personal conduct policy.

09/13/2014

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Jashon Cornell Ready For Final High School Season In The Spotlight

If you want a measure of just how much attention Jashon Cornell is garnering in football circles, just ask his mail carrier. “Like one time,” Cornell recalled, “I got like 300 letters from Missouri in one day.” A lot of high school football players get recruited. Not many get recruited like Cornell.

09/07/2014

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Meet The 1st MN Woman To Box For Team USA

If you knew Heidi Henriksen when she was younger, this is about the last thing you’d have imagined her doing. But 10 years ago, the shy and quiet artist did something that would change her life. She sat down and watched a movie.

09/03/2014

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Twin City Polo Club Turns 50

The Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain is celebrating its 50th year of existence this summer. Yes, that sport with the horses and mallets. If you’re like most people around the Twin Cities, it isn’t the 50 years that catches your attention. It’s the existing part.

09/02/2014

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Canterbury Park Celebrates 20 Years Of Festival Of Champions

Sunday is the biggest day of the year for horse racing in Minnesota – the annual Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park. It is a very important day to everyone involved in the sport locally, especially as Canterbury celebrates 20 years since re-opening, because of what happened two decades ago.

08/30/2014

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U Of M Gymnastics Coach Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation

University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson resigned Thursday, following two university investigations into student and employee complaints about sexual harassment and retaliation in the program.

08/28/2014

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4 Vikings Players Still Battle For Starting Safety Spot

When it comes to the starting safety spot, the one opposite Harrison Smith, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wanted to take a close look at four guys Saturday night against the Cardinals: Andrew Sendejo, Jamarca Sanford, Chris Crocker, and Kurt Coleman.

08/18/2014

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Hunters Flock To Game Fair!

Every hunter loves their gadgets. And at this year’s Game Fair in Ramsey, Minn., there are gadgets galore! WCCO’s David McCoy gives us a look at some of the newest and coolest gear for your hunt.

08/16/2014

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Group Turns Bar Game Into Yard Game With ‘Human Foosball’

How many times have you been at a foosball table spinning and pushing those bars to move the little players around? Well, in the town of Brownton, Minn. the table is much bigger, and the players make their own moves.

08/09/2014

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Meet Matt Asiata – The Other Vikings Running Back

When you share a backfield with a former MVP and an electric early-round draft pick being compared to Darren Sproles, it’s easy to fly under the radar. But Matt Asiata has never been one for the limelight anyway. “Just go out there and do your job and, you know, execute with the plays,” Asiata said. “I was just trying to get better every day.”

08/05/2014

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‘U’ Of M Fisherman Help Put College Fishing On The Map

Normally the Gophers’ biggest national success comes on frozen water, but a pair of University of Minnesota students recently had a big win out on the lake, bass fishing. So WCCO’s David McCoy went out on the water to hear all about it.

08/04/2014

PGA Championship - Round Two

Local Golf Pro To Play In The PGA

The PGA Championship, golf’s fourth and final major of the year, tees off Thursday at Valhalla in Kentucky. And as David McCoy tells us, a local club pro from Woodbury will get the chance to play in it,Dave Tentis, of Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis.

08/04/2014

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Remarkable Softball Player Gets A Look At His Dream Job

When Jason Galster saw Charlie Schultz’s story, he just had to meet him. Galster is an audiologist at Starkey Hearing Technologies. As we reported a few weeks ago, Schultz has quite a story to tell.

07/29/2014

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