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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Kilpatrick In Right Place At Right Time To Play For Timberwolves

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.

03/23/2015

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Can Attendance Issues At College Hockey Tournaments Be Fixed?

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.

03/23/2015

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Gopher Women’s Hockey Preps For National Title Game

Tomorrow, the Gopher women’s hockey team will go for its third national championship in the last four years… at their home rink.

03/21/2015

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Eastview, Hopkins Eyeing Title Game In Girls Basketball State Tournament

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.

03/16/2015

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The Ultimate Guide To Your NCAA Tournament Brackets

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.

03/15/2015

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From Her Basement, Emily Quiner Is Shooting For The Olympics

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.

03/15/2015

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Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament Special For Kids, Parents

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.

03/14/2015

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Maranatha Basketball Dynasty Ends 16-Year Reign

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.

03/13/2015

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Leopold Daughter Glad To Have Dad Back In Minn. With Wild

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.

03/08/2015

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Gophers Adding A Wrinkle: Going No-Huddle

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.

WCCO-TV–03/07/2015

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Top 2 Gopher NFL Prospects Sit On The Sidelines at Pro Day

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03/02/2015

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Spielman: Vikings Have Had ‘Open Dialogue’ With Peterson

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.

03/02/2015

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Pee Wee Pros: AAU Hockey Teams Attract Young Talent

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.

03/01/2015

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Hard-Luck Hermantown Prepares To Hunt Still-Elusive State Title

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.

02/28/2015

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Three Brothers Star On Lakeville Hockey Team

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02/27/2015

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Zahui B.’s Dominance For Gophers Has Been Years In The Making

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.

02/23/2015

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A New Game In Town: Hockey Schools Or Hockey Factories?

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.

02/21/2015

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Minneapolis Public Schools Hold Annual District Chess Tournament

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02/21/2015

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White Bear Lake’s Stellar Hockey Season Inspired By Something Bigger

Tom Johnson wasn’t a hockey guy. Until he became a hockey dad.

02/20/2015

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These 2 Gophers Wrestling Stars Are Also Twin Brothers

Nick and Chris Dardanes are top-ranked Gophers wrestlers. And they’re twins.

02/16/2015

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To Stay Or To Go: The Choice Facing Minnesota’s Best High School Hockey Players

Minnesota’s preeminent sporting event – the boys hockey tournament – gets started with sectionals next week. But nearly two dozen of the state’s best players won’t be playing in it, choosing to leave high school early for what they believe are better leagues. Others say they’re better off staying.

WCCO-TV–02/15/2015

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Andrew Wiggins’ Sisters Have Basketball Dreams Of Their Own

When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.

02/13/2015

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Breck’s Biggest Hockey Fan Has Special Day On The Ice

We should all be so lucky to love where we work as much as Tim Michaels. The 31-year-old has cerebral palsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is blind in one eye. He’s been working in the Breck High School dining room for 10 years now.

02/08/2015

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Lakeville North A New Power In Boys Hockey

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WCCO-TV–02/07/2015

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Hopkins Prep Star Does It All On The Court

If you’re looking at a list of the 15 best juniors in the entire country in girls basketball, she’s on it. And she doesn’t even lead her own team in scoring. But when you watch Nia Hollie play for Hopkins, you see why pretty clearly.

01/26/2015

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