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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 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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Wolves Bring Back Rookie Muhammad From D-League

As planned, the Timberwolves recalled top draft pick Shabazz Muhammad back up from the D-League on Monday. The Timberwolves hope the chance he got there to get some much-needed minutes will pay off.

01/13/2014

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NCAA’s Little-Known Student Assistance Fund

While his teammates were getting ready to enjoy the bye week this past October, Gophers defensive lineman Harold Legania was hurting.

01/12/2014

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Father, Son Play On Same College Basketball Team

Emmaus College’s colors are blue and white. But these days, they also tint a little bit grey. So it is, when one of your players is 55 years old.

01/06/2014

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Q&A: WCCO’s David McCoy 1-On-1 With Mike Tyson

The promoter for this weekend’s boxing event in the Twin Cities was none other than one of the greatest boxers ever — former heavyweight champ and all-around sports icon Mike Tyson. Tyson sat down with WCCO’s David McCoy for a one-on-one interview. Here are highlights from their Q&A together.

01/06/2014

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Connor Cosgrove’s Final Chemo Treatment Is The Start Of Something Greater

A little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children’s Hospital cancer-free.

12/25/2013

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Eden Prairie Wrestling Coach Gears Up For Milestone

The Eden Prairie wrestling program had a chance to witness some history Friday night as its head coach was preparing to reach a milestone. Scot Davis made a name for himself in Owatonna, then took over the Eagles wrestling program. If the Eagles won Friday night, Davis would get his 1,000th career victory as a head coach.

12/14/2013

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Minn. Wild Players Moonlight As Waiters For Good Cause

Minnesota Wild players are taking off their helmets and taking orders. On Monday evening, they became celebrity waiters at the “Wild About Children” fundraiser. St. Paul’s Union Depot was transformed in to a fancy restaurant for the event, which benefits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Skater-turned-waiter Mikko Koivu says his serving skills trump those of his teammates.

12/09/2013

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Mother Starts Adaptive Lacrosse Program For Daughter

Something special is happening inside the Savage Dome. It’s the first of its kind in Minnesota. It’s an adaptive lacrosse program for special needs kids called No Boundaries Lacrosse.

12/09/2013

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Larry McKenzie Feels Back At Home At Minneapolis North

Larry McKenzie has been a fixture in Minnesota high school basketball for decades, and now he feels he’s back where he belongs. That’s in a city gym in Minneapolis.

12/07/2013

Wayzata Cross Country

Wayzata Runners Headed To Nike National Championship

Ask Mary Franke a question about them, and you’ll get a big laugh. They’re the shirts they’re wearing in the Wayzata girls cross country team’s official photo for the Nike National championship meet.

12/05/2013

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Owatonna’s Secret Signals May Hold Key To Perfect Season

Owatonna High School’s football team will try to complete a perfect season next Saturday in the Class 5A title game. The Huskies have been nearly impossible to stop on offense this season, racking up an average of 39 points a game. But before Owatonna’s offense does its thing, the Huskie sideline does its part. “When the sign boards go up, it might mean something,” says Coach Jeff Williams.

11/22/2013

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Garnett On Wolves: ‘They’re Playing With A Lot Of Confidence’

Kevin Garnett has never lost to his former team. He’s 7-0 against the Timberwolves with four of those wins at Target Center, averaging 14.9 points and 10.3 rebounds in those games. “I played in this building before, for countless years,” Garnett said, before breaking into a smile and a chuckle. “I hope that I at least make a couple shots in this place.” Indeed, more than just a couple. A Garnett return is a good chance to break out the old highlight tape, and remember.

11/22/2013

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Is Old Shoe Giving Hutchinson Football A Leg Up?

Hutchinson’s football team has the chance to win its second straight state championship in a couple of weeks. You can imagine what many high school football players would give to be in their shoes, especially one shoe in particular.

11/18/2013

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WCCO Takes In A Tryout With The Timberwolves

The Timberwolves’ new Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, recently announced that it would hold an open tryout in Minneapolis looking for local talent. Which we decided was practically begging for our own David McCoy to give it a shot.

11/11/2013

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Meet Mr. Clutch: Jack Teske, The Oct. 25 ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week

Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.

10/25/2013

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