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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Cold Spring 15-Year-Old Is World Champion At Racquetball

The best 15-year-old racquetball player in the world hails from Minnesota.

12/27/2014

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High School Skiers, And Dads, Battle At Wild Mountain Invitational

Hundreds of high school skiers were in Taylors Falls Friday for one of Minnesota’s biggest and most competitive downhill ski competitions — the Wild Mountain Invitational. It’s a good, early test to see who will be contenders at the state meet in February.

12/19/2014

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer Pleased With Vikings’ Progress

The Vikings did not score in the second half Sunday in Detroit. They dropped their record to 6-8 and moved to 0-5 in their division.

12/15/2014

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Ervin ‘Magic’ Santana Joins The Twins’ Pitching Staff

Are the good old days back again? Johan Santana will be pitching for the Twins this summer. Well, sort of. “[In the] minor leagues, I was Johan Santana. Then, there was another Johan Santana. You know who that is,” said the Twins’ newest free agent acquisition, starting pitcher Ervin Santana, with a laugh. “They send me his baseball cards every time so I can sign it.”

12/13/2014

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Vikings’ Bridgewater Feels Ready For The Lions

The Vikings are in Detroit on Sunday, in a rematch against the team that gave Teddy Bridgewater his first loss as a starter. It offers a pretty good barometer for the progress he’s made this season. Bridgewater’s first game against Detroit couldn’t have gone much worse: 3-of-14 on third down, three interceptions, eight sacks.

12/11/2014

New York Jets v Minnesota Vikings

Still A Chance: How The Vikings Can Make The Playoffs

First of all, it’s really improbable. So brace yourself. But I’m telling you there’s a chance. The Minnesota Vikings still have an outside chance to make the playoffs in Mike Zimmer’s first season as head coach.

12/08/2014

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Off The Field, Vikings Teammates Are Roommates, Friends

When Blair Walsh and Jeff Locke aren’t together kicking a football at work, go figure, you’re likely to find them together hitting a cue ball at home.

12/07/2014

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Suter Becomes Wild’s Latest Mumps Victim

Ryan Suter missed his first game since signing with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, due to an illness. A day later, the Wild found out what that illness is. And it’s an all-too familiar issue. “Yeah,” Coach Mike Yeo said. “He’s got the mumps.”

12/04/2014

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Is There A Rift Between WR Patterson, Vikings Coaching Staff?

It took the Vikings a while to get Cordarrelle Patterson involved in the game plan last year, but once they did, he turned into a Pro Bowler, getting more and more important as the season progressed. This season, the opposite has happened and Sunday against Carolina, he barely played at all.

11/30/2014

1981 h.s. football championship

After 33 Years, H.S. Football Championships Returns To The Outdoors

It’s been more than three decades since the last time the Minnesota high school football championship was played outdoors. And like this year, weather played a key part. David McCoy shows why the 1981 was a game memorable for more than just its place in history.

11/21/2014

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Meet Eden Prairie’s Coach Lyle Schuette

Friday night, Eden Prairie will try to win its fourth-straight state title in football. There are a lot of reasons why the Eagles have had so much success. One of them is a man you’ve likely never heard of — but his impact can be seen in every game. You probably know Coach Mike Grant, son of Vikings legend Bud Grant. He’s the winner of the last three state titles.

11/20/2014

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Richard Pitino Gears Up To Play Against Dad In Season Opener

Ever challenge your dad to a game of horse in the driveway? Well, that’s kind of what it’ll be like for Richard Pitino Friday night, only on a slightly bigger scale.

11/14/2014

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Vikings Waiting For NFL To Rule On Adrian Peterson

The bye week is over and the Minnesota Vikings are back at work, but they are still without star running back Adrian Peterson. The NFL has yet to take Peterson off the exempt list, which he was put on after facing charges of child abuse in Texas after he admitted to striking his 4-year-old son with a switch.

11/10/2014

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DeLaSalle Wide Receiver Offers Inspiration To Her Coach, Team

The juggernaut that is the DeLaSalle football team is in the state tournament this weekend for the third year in a row, and the sixth time in the last seven years.

11/07/2014

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Eagan Mom Could See Third Volleyball Championship Won By Daughters

The Eagan Wildcats girls’ volleyball team won 3 to 0 Thursday and will advance to the semifinals for the second year in a row. But as WCCO’s David McCoy says, as much success as the team has had it can’t compare to that enjoyed by one family.

11/06/2014

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings

Vikings’ Zimmer Talks Winning Streak: ‘We Are Building What I Envisioned’

From looking bleak to a winning streak, what a difference a couple weeks have made for the Minnesota Vikings. Now, as players head into their bye week, they feel a lot better about things than they did a couple weeks ago.

11/03/2014

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East Ridge Offensive Line Has Size, Athleticism

Their coach calls them The Iron 5. You can call them a restaurant owner’s worst nightmare. Either way, it’s probably a good thing we didn’t do this interview over lunch.

10/31/2014

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Wiggins Pumped For His Wolves Debut

Think Andrew Wiggins is excited to play his first NBA game? So does he. “I think about it every day, you know. It’s something that I’ve been looking forward to my whole life, so I think about it every day,” Wiggins said. It’s been 125 days since Wiggins was drafted — 67 days since he was traded to the Wolves and 29 days since the start of training camp. Time, he says, he’s used to get better.

10/29/2014

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Nonprofit Offers Post-H.S. Option For Special Needs Athletes

There are many opportunities for students with special needs to play sports in Minnesota. But after they graduate and leave their high school teams, then what?

10/27/2014

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8-Year-Old Football Fan ‘Good Luck Charm’ For Vikings

On Friday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer started his press conference by reading a thank you note from a little boy named Alex.

10/27/2014

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Are The Timberwolves Rookies Ready For The NBA?

The NBA’s regular season starts this week, with the Timberwolves tipping things off Wednesday night in Memphis. After a month of training camp and preseason, the question is, How ready for the NBA are all their young players?

10/27/2014

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Fmr. Gopher Women’s Basketball Coach Finds Home At Macalester

It might be on a different campus, on a different level, but it’s still a basketball court in Minnesota. And Kelly Roysland is in her element.

10/24/2014

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Formed Out Of Tragedy, Hopkins Family Of Ten Bonds Over Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – You’ve got your Mannings. Your Harbaughs. Your Molinas, Gasols, and Earnhardts. Some families are sports super-families. And there is one such family in Hopkins, a family that is thriving, even if it was […]

10/17/2014

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Fmr. Farmington Coach May Sue For Wrongful Termination

A former Minnesota high school coach is considering a wrongful termination lawsuit after she was fired. Four years ago, Lynn Bauman started the Farmington Community Education youth gymnastics program called Twist-N-Tumble. After she left to start her own gym in September, Farmington Gymnastics Center, she was fired from her job as the Farmington High School gymnastics coach.

10/16/2014

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer Hopes To Improve Vikes’ ‘Mindset’ After Lions Loss

The Vikings offense was toothless against the Lions Sunday.

10/13/2014

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