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.
Twins manager Paul Molitor turned down an offer from Royals manager Ned Yost to coach in this week’s All Star Game, telling him that, actually, he’d rather have the rest.
Cheryl Reeve has made quite the impact on the local sports scene, leading the Minnesota Lynx to two WNBA titles since taking over as head coach in 2010. We wanted to know how she does it, and she agreed to let us tag along and find out.
The Wild are holding their developmental camp this week. It’s a chance to work with the up-and-coming prospects in the organization. One of those prospects is up-and-coming pretty quickly — former Gopher Mike Reilly is trying to go straight from one hometown team to another.
Tiago Calvano speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. Daniel Mendes speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and Swedish. That’s seven languages all together, and it’s paying off on the field.
If John Zilverberg wins gold at the National Senior Games this week, it’s not because he’s the only bowler over 100. The South Dakota resident practices once a week, catching a ride to the nearest bowling alley, a 98-mile round trip. He’s still driving; his kids just won’t let him on the highway anymore.
The Lynx made a trade on draft night to bring Anna Cruz to Minnesota. Nearly three months later, she’s finally here.
There’s a reason 93-year-old Ray Ranallo still feels so young, and it isn’t just the tennis.
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.
You won’t find many athletes more involved in the community than Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.
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.
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.
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.
The Minnesota United became international news this week when they agreed to transfer star player Miguel Ibarra to a Mexican team.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The coach of the Faribault girls high school tennis team is trying to break a Guinness World Record.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.