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 email@example.com.
Let’s recap your weekend, shall we?
The Timberwolves lost their 14th and 15th in a row Friday and Saturday night.
The Wild were outscored a combined 7-2 in losses to Nashville and Chicago, and have now lost five in a row and 11 of their last 13.
Gopher men’s basketball blew a 9-point lead with less than 8 to play at Michigan and lost their fourth in a row.
Men’s hockey was swept in Michigan, too, and has now lost three of four.
The Gophers women’s basketball team played its first game as a ranked team since 2006 on Sunday afternoon, and it was a big game at that, with Maryland coming in ranked No. 12 and coming off a Final Four run a year ago.
Hamline women’s basketball player Jordan Sammons leads the MIAC in several statistical categories. Judging by her pre-game introduction, dropping hints is one of them.
You can’t go far in Wakota Ice Arena without being reminded of the history of South St. Paul hockey. The city started its girls’ hockey program in 1994. And a year later, they started the Kaposia Classic tournament.
The difference in their record was modest, going from ten losses to nine.
The best 15-year-old racquetball player in the world hails from Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
On Friday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer started his press conference by reading a thank you note from a little boy named Alex.