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 heat is on at the Vikings’ training camp for the quarterback position as it is every year. You could make a case for any three on the roster getting a shot to start at some point.
Last in the American League Central Division and now third from the bottom in the wild card race, it’s pretty clear the Twins will be sellers at the trading deadline.
The top amateur disc golfers in the world headed to Minnesota this weekend for the Amateur Disc Golf Championships.
We’re used to a Twins catcher playing in the All-Star Game, but there’s a new one this time around.
Growing up in Minnesota, Glen Perkins knows just how special the All-Star Game is. “This was a pipe dream a long time ago,” he said.
The last time the All-Star Game was held in Minnesota in 1985, it featured just one Twins player. But it also had three St. Paul natives, giving the game a real hometown feel.
The Home Run Derby is Monday night at Target Field, returning to the city where it was born. That was at Minnesota’s last All-Star Game, at the Metrodome in 1985.
When Pat Neshek found out he’ll be making his All-Star debut in his hometown, he was understandably emotional. “I just shook my head there for a while,” the former Twins player and current Cardinals reliever said. “I couldn’t believe it. It meant a lot to me.”
The annual Home Run Derby is Monday night at Target Field — and it’ll include former Twin Justin Morneau. But did you know that the very first home run derby also took place here?
Four years after the Twins arrived in the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota was the center of the baseball universe. Nearly 50,000 fans crammed in to watch the All-Star game at Metropolitan Stadium.
Walk onto Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. and you can practically feel the history rising up from the bentgrass. Opened in 1929, Keller was a regular stop on the professional tours through the 1960s and even hosted the 1932 and 1954 PGA Championships, and players like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and many of the greats. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said. “And all the legends of golf that played here year after year after year.”
This weekend likely isn’t Derek Jeter’s last time playing in Minnesota — he’s nearly a lock to make his 14th All-Star team here in a little more than a week. But it will be his last time playing against the Twins, with the future Hall of Famer announcing that this will be his final season.
The Theodore Wirth Golf Course in Minneapolis opened in 1916. It’s one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi River.Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. was a regular stop on the PGA Tour from the 1930s through the ’60s and hosted two PGA Championships. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is all the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said.
The Twins catcher is having an All-Star caliber season, leads the team in batting average, and is in the thick of the race for the American League batting title.
The U.S. Open is the biggest event in American tennis. It’s later this summer in New York. Until then, at 13 sectional qualifying tournaments across the country, players are taking the first step toward trying to make it. One of those tournaments, the USTA Northern Qualifier, is this weekend in Minneapolis.
In its first trip to the state tournament, New Life Academy’s baseball team has its first state title. It’s pretty incredible when you think about where this program was just four years ago.
From Paul Bunyan on down, Minnesota has quite a tradition when it comes to lumberjacks. So you probably won’t be surprised to learn that in the world of timbersports, one of the best in the country comes from right here in Minnesota. Meet the latest Minnesotan looking to make his mark, Ben Whelan.
It’s like playoff hockey and goalies, in high school softball a great pitcher can carry you a long way. New Prague has one such phenomenon, Nichole Reed. Reed is almost unhittable.
Both the St. Thomas baseball and softball teams are World Series bound.
Kiela DeVlaeminck can pitch, and her Waconia High School softball team has a chance when she’s on the mound. It’s pretty obvious that she started playing the sport at a young age.
Like the horses he cares for, Bernell Rhone is a creature of habit. He’s held the same job, as a trainer at Canterbury Park, since the track was built.
The Vikings weren’t done with the first night of the NFL Draft after taking Anthony Barr, and they knew they needed to a get a quarterback. They traded back into the No. 32 pick, the last of the night, to take athletic Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Two years ago, Anthony Barr was playing offense and not getting much playing time at UCLA. With a new coach and a switch to defense, he became a first-round draft choice for the Minnesota Vikings.
Two hours before Game 7 in Colorado, Nino Niederreiter sat alone in the stands. Just a man, his thoughts and his hockey sticks. It’s a routine he started a few years ago and does before every game; sitting in the seats, taping his sticks and getting focused.
The Wild left St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday with a very different feeling than when they arrived earlier in the week. “Obviously our guys are feeling pretty good right now,” coach Mike Yeo said.