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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 5 feet zero, 136 pounds, Marquez Thompson doesn’t exactly strike the figure of a varsity football player. And you figure he must be a freshman, just here to take a beating in practice.
If you blinked you might have missed it — the NFL’s regular season is already one-fourth over with. And it’s a good time for coach Mike Zimmer to assess where his team stands and where it’s headed.
Instead of a football game, St. Paul Academy found a rather unique and creative way to celebrate Friday night.
The Vikings have a two game winning streak, largely because of a style of play that reminds you of the glory days of the Purple People Eaters. Their pass rush has been relentless, pressuring quarterbacks and delivering punishing hits.
It’s about as different from downtown Minneapolis as it gets: You could fit the entire population of Wells, Minnesota, inside the Metrodome — 27 times over.
It’s been a magical season in St. Paul. The Saints are 64-24 and lead their division by 22 games. As David McCoy reports, a new ballpark and a veteran manager have come together for a memorable summer.
As Saturday approaches, marking the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in and around New Orleans, Isame Faciane’s memories of what happened that day are still vivid, and continue to impact him a decade later.
The Vikings named Kevin McDermott their longsnapper on Monday and released Cullen Loeffler. It’s not often a roster move announcement — much less one involving the longsnapper — includes a statement of appreciation from the general manager.
Brooks Bollinger won a Rose Bowl. He spent six years in the NFL and was sacked 49 times. But his most daunting task yet may be coaching at his wife’s alma mater, Cretin-Derham Hall.
It feels like the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches are just waiting for someone to unseat Robert Blanton, who started 13 games last season largely because they felt he was the best of some not-great options. If they are waiting to be wowed, maybe Antone Exum Jr. just needs another game.
Terence Newman is the oldest player on the Vikings roster, at a position usually reserved for the young.
For the Coon Rapids Little League team, the path was simple Saturday. Win, and they’d earn a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
There is a term for 29-year-old college students. They are called doctoral candidates. “Hopefully I don’t look 29-years-old,” Peter Farris said. Despite being the oldest player on the Concordia-St. Paul football team, Farris is just a freshman.
There are still many unanswered questions about the Gophers athletic department under Norwood Teague. Most pressing: Whether anyone else knew about Teague’s behavior towards women, and should have done something about it. The University announced an independent investigation Tuesday that will look into that, among other things.
When a gunman shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in June, Vikings Linebacker Edmond Robinson found himself grieving.
It’s practically a state holiday, the first day of high school football practice. But is that a good thing? Or another sign your summer’s almost over?
Kirby Wilson remembers every running back he’s ever worked with. He keeps a list. It now has 107 names on it. In an 18-year NFL coaching career spent entirely coaching running backs, Wilson has had some good ones.
The Gopher football team is now two practices into training camp. One of the areas getting a lot of coach Jerry Kill’s attention is the offensive line. He’s got two starters to replace. The new guy at left guard has all the right qualities.
It might be the least glamorous position switch in all of football: Moving from right guard, to left guard. That’s what the Vikings asked Brandon Fusco to earlier this summer, and he’s embracing his new role.
At 6 feet 9 inches tall and 345 pounds, the only thing at training camp bigger than him is his fame. As only the 5th Polish player to ever sign an NFL contract, everyone’s interested in Babatunde Aiyegbusi.
The Vikings’ new $1 billion stadium will open in less than a year. As crews continue their work, David McCoy got a look inside at some of the features that will make U.S. Bank Stadium unique.
Some of the greatest golfers of all time were playing in Minnesota on Saturday. Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino have 33 combined major championships between them.
Step inside the Blue Earth County Historical Society, and you’re greeted by a cheerful tour guide and 50 years of Vikings training camp memories.
If you’re a golf course — or any business for that matter — you’ve always got two goals. Maximize your resources and recruit new customers — especially young ones. Gross National in Minneapolis found a rather creative way to do just that.
The Ryder Cup is still more than a year away from being held at Hazeltine, but U.S. captain Davis Love III is playing the course this week to get a jump start on preparations.