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.
The Gophers football coaches made no bones about it at the start of the spring: If their team is to get better, their passing game has to get better. So has it? “Yeah, definitely,” quarterback Mitch Leidner said. “I feel like we’ve taken a huge step.”
Camille Kuznik, Aayushi Sarkar and Connor Glynn aren’t even old enough to drive yet. But they can drive alright. And chip. And putt. And on Sunday, they’ll compete in the national Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.
Yes, it’s weird that in the stretch run of the season, as teams battle for playoff spots and positioning, the Wild get a four-day break. They won’t play again until Thursday.
Maxx Williams was the most explosive offensive weapon to play for the Gopher football team in years. As the Gophers conduct their spring practices, the emphasis turns to figuring out how to replace him.
Jennifer Suter is the future of the American military. All 5-foot-2, 125 pounds of her is headed to West Point.
The University of Minnesota football team is trying to find some things out this spring. One of the biggest is how the Gophers will function offensively after running back David Cobb’s departure. Cobb set a single-season rushing record with Minnesota as a senior.
NBA teams are always looking for guys with the right combination of size and strength. But sometimes, they’re just looking for a guy in the right place at the right time. That’s how Sean Kilpatrick ended up with the Timberwolves.
College hockey held its men’s conference tournaments this weekend, and if you watched any of the games with Minnesota teams in them, you noticed a common theme — empty seats.
Tomorrow, the Gopher women’s hockey team will go for its third national championship in the last four years… at their home rink.
The Girls State High School Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday at Target Center and the University of Minnesota. And in the biggest class, the top two seeds have set themselves apart. Which has their coaches preaching a very similar message today, saying all the things coaches are supposed to say.
Grab your pens and brackets. We’re about to tell you how to fill them out. As they say in the stock market, past performance is not an indicator of future results. But in the NCAA Tournament, it does give us a pretty good idea.
Some people have air hockey in their basement, or maybe a dart board. But what 23-year-old Emily Quiner from Brooklyn Park has in her basement just might get her to the Olympics.
The Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament is this weekend at Bloomington Jefferson High School, and like its predecessor last weekend on the ice, it’s quite a draw.
One of the most intriguing storylines of the state basketball tournament involves Maranatha.
Tim Hanson says he’s an engineer, but his primary job the last 30 years has been driving all his boys to their basketball game.
Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of the Wild’s newest defenseman Jordan Leopold, lead the crowd in the “let’s play hockey,” cheer Sunday night. It was her heartwarming letter that went viral on social media this past week, asking the Wild to trade for her dad so he could come home to Minnesota.
The bread and butter of the Gopher football team’s offense has been a ground-and-pound rushing attack, but as they hold their spring practices over the next month, they’re adding in a new wrinkle: The no-huddle is coming to Minnesota.
Former Gophers running back David Cobb strained his quad at the NFL Combine last month, and rather than risk further injury by testing it in the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, he’s giving it time to heal up, and planning to hold his own personal pro day in early April.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman came to watch and evaluate potential future pros at the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, but he did address the future of his team’s most prominent current pro.
The Minnesota boys state hockey tournament is next weekend. That same weekend, Minnesota will also host a national tournament, the AAU Mite National Championships – that’s 7- and 8-year-olds. That’s more significant than you might think. It’s part of a national trend that has the potential to change youth hockey.
What unifies Hermantown is the hockey team, so it’s easy to understand how the Hawks have made the last five state title games. How they’ve lost all of them is hard to explain.
If you’re watching hockey and you see someone from Lakeville walk up to Tim Poehling and start profusely thanking him, there’s a reason for that.
He’s responsible for the entire top line on the top team in the entire state.
She’s 6-foot-5 – more like 7-foot-8 with that fabulous hair – and has one of the most interesting names you’ll come across: Amanda Zahui B. The center for the Gophers women’s basketball team shortened her last name before coming to America to spare herself the pain of people constantly mispronouncing it.
Just since last year, two new hockey-intensive private schools opened in the Twin Cities, geared toward producing top talent by offering ice time and elite coaching as part of every school day.
If you can’t wait for March Madness, then you should’ve been at North High on Saturday, where the Minneapolis Public Schools held their annual District Chess Tournament – a huge draw for students.
Tom Johnson wasn’t a hockey guy. Until he became a hockey dad.