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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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1981 h.s. football championship

After 33 Years, H.S. Football Championships Returns To The Outdoors

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.

11/21/2014

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Meet Eden Prairie’s Coach Lyle Schuette

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.

11/20/2014

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Richard Pitino Gears Up To Play Against Dad In Season Opener

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.

11/14/2014

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Vikings Waiting For NFL To Rule On Adrian Peterson

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.

11/10/2014

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DeLaSalle Wide Receiver Offers Inspiration To Her Coach, Team

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.

11/07/2014

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Eagan Mom Could See Third Volleyball Championship Won By Daughters

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.

11/06/2014

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings

Vikings’ Zimmer Talks Winning Streak: ‘We Are Building What I Envisioned’

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.

11/03/2014

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East Ridge Offensive Line Has Size, Athleticism

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.

10/31/2014

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Wiggins Pumped For His Wolves Debut

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.

10/29/2014

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Nonprofit Offers Post-H.S. Option For Special Needs Athletes

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?

10/27/2014

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8-Year-Old Football Fan ‘Good Luck Charm’ For Vikings

On Friday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer started his press conference by reading a thank you note from a little boy named Alex.

10/27/2014

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Are The Timberwolves Rookies Ready For The NBA?

The NBA’s regular season starts this week, with the Timberwolves tipping things off Wednesday night in Memphis. After a month of training camp and preseason, the question is, How ready for the NBA are all their young players?

10/27/2014

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Fmr. Gopher Women’s Basketball Coach Finds Home At Macalester

It might be on a different campus, on a different level, but it’s still a basketball court in Minnesota. And Kelly Roysland is in her element.

10/24/2014

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Formed Out Of Tragedy, Hopkins Family Of Ten Bonds Over Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – You’ve got your Mannings. Your Harbaughs. Your Molinas, Gasols, and Earnhardts. Some families are sports super-families. And there is one such family in Hopkins, a family that is thriving, even if it was […]

10/17/2014

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Fmr. Farmington Coach May Sue For Wrongful Termination

A former Minnesota high school coach is considering a wrongful termination lawsuit after she was fired. Four years ago, Lynn Bauman started the Farmington Community Education youth gymnastics program called Twist-N-Tumble. After she left to start her own gym in September, Farmington Gymnastics Center, she was fired from her job as the Farmington High School gymnastics coach.

10/16/2014

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer Hopes To Improve Vikes’ ‘Mindset’ After Lions Loss

The Vikings offense was toothless against the Lions Sunday.

10/13/2014

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer Upset With Vikings After 17-3 Loss To Lions

Calling himself “extremely disappointed,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer voiced his displeasure with his team and its performance following a 17-3 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

10/12/2014

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Wild Approach Season Opener With Playoffs In Mind

The Wild’s post-season ended on May13 after a crazy overtime bounce in game six with Chicago. That’s where they would love to pick it up this year with some new pieces added to a team with high expectations.

10/09/2014

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NBA’s $2.6 Billion TV Deals A ‘Game-Changer’ For Timberwolves

The NBA announced a contract extension Monday–new TV deals with ESPN and TNT that will affect not only the games you see on television, but the entire economic model of the league itself.

10/06/2014

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Saunders Says He’s Ready To Get Back To Coaching

A year after taking over the front office, Saunders is no longer just responsible for assembling the talent. He’s now also tasked with developing it, which, as a coach at heart, is what he’s most excited for.

10/04/2014

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Coaches’ Sons Form Relationships On Vikings’ Staff

When Adam Zimmer was growing up, he’d frequently tag along when his father went into work. And when Scott Turner was coming up the coaching ranks, he knew anytime he had a question, he could call one of the most innovative minds in football. Adam Zimmer is the Vikings’ linebackers coach, working alongside his father, head coach Mike Zimmer. Scott Turner is Minnesota’s quarterbacks coach, working alongside his father, offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

09/29/2014

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All Eyes Are On Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson

Five. That’s how many times the Vikings’ biggest weapon touched the ball on offense against the Saints. Out of Minnesota’s 54 offensive plays, Cordarrelle Patterson was targeted on only six. “They matched up with him with who they (the Saints) feel is their best corner,” Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner said. “So that tells you how they feel about him.”

09/25/2014

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Vikings’ Latest Issue: Lots Of Injuries

In a span of 14 days, the Vikings have gone from a 1-0 start to a 1-2 record. Adrian Peterson’s image has been all but wiped from the franchise, and major injuries are piling up, from their starting quarterback to their starting tight end.

09/22/2014

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Bob Suter Leaves Behind Legacy As Player, Father

There’s no other moment in sports that comes close to what Americans felt that day in 1980, when a bunch of college kids beat the mighty Soviet Union in the “Miracle on Ice.” And for that, we have Bob Suter to thank. Suter died Sept. 9 from a heart attack at the age of 57. But he left quite a legacy behind.

09/22/2014

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Teammates Say They Stand Behind Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson issued a statement and was at the team facility Monday, but was not in the locker room to elaborate. His teammates, however, did.

09/15/2014

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