THIS OR THAT
|David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV team in 2013 as a sports reporter and producer.
It was a return to WCCO for David, who was an intern in the sports department while earning a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.
He wears several hats in the sports department, primarily working as a reporter in the field but also as a fill-in anchor and occasional photojournalist. David says the highlight of his time at the station is a tie between covering the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field and a trip to cover the Vikings’ game in London in 2013. Since coming to WCCO, David’s work has been honored with three regional Emmy awards, for Best Sports Reporter, Best Sports News Series, and Best Sports News Story.
Before coming to WCCO, David spent three years as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana, where he covered Notre Dame’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, Wisconsin native started his career at KELO in Sioux Falls and also worked at KTIV in Sioux City.
David and his wife have two daughters and live in Minneapolis. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, reading good journalism, playing softball and hockey, watching movies, 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.
As the season hits its stretch run, the St. Paul Saints find themselves in the thick of a big playoff race.
The Minnesota Vikings offense couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start Saturday night in their preseason opener.
For Tom Compton, the Rosemount native, coming back home was too good to pass up.
The team’s already shorthanded offensive line is now even shorter. Meanwhile, coaches are shuffling players around to try and find a workable mix.
You’ve heard PJ Fleck say it before, and he’ll say it again. This is a young, inexperienced Gophers football team.
On Monday, the team invited a group of 50 veterans and their families to watch practice and hang out with the team.
Minnesota United is all the sudden playing its best soccer of the season, and so is Christian Ramirez.
Imagine this is your job. Yeah, like, what you do for a living. And for a professional skateboarder, what a living it is.
Larry Fitzgerald makes it a priority to come back to his old high school, and give back.
At times this season, it can be easy to forget that the Minnesota Lynx are the defending WNBA champions.
Way up in the north metro, you’ll find Minnesota’s mecca for disc golf, with two courses that rival any other in the country. How the two course came to be so close to each other yet so far from everything else is quite the story.
Every two years, the power hockey league puts a team together to compete in the North American Power Hockey Cup. Next week, they’re going for their fifth straight title.
A former Minnesota Twins third baseman is trying to make one with his laptop and his words.
Eric Miller was traded from Colorado to Minnesota earlier this season. He will face his old team for the first time Saturday.
The PGA Tour is coming to Minnesota. The new event will be called the “3M Open.”
Carter Shook is the starting shortstop for the number-one seeded team in the Minnesota State High School Baseball Tournament.
Russia may be the hosts of the 2018 World Cup, but there’s a place in Minneapolis that’s a great alternative to flying to Moscow.
The Gophers baseball team won its first NCAA regional since 1977, also the last time they went to the College World Series.
Everyone would be nervous stepping into the batter’s box with the game on the line, but Riley Perryman thrives at times like this.
Michael Boxall is taking over as captain of Minnesota United FC while Francisco Calvo trains for the World Cup.
The Gophers play Canisius Friday at 7 p.m. Minnesota’s hosting history is brief — this will be only its third time.
Summer in Minnesota and Wisconsin means one thing: More time to spend at the lake.
It is hard here in the United States to understand just how big of a deal the national team, and the World Cup.
When a seventh grader finishes in the top ten at the state golf tournament, people take notice.
Imagine being able to play for your favorite Major League Soccer team, and not even needing to leave the couch to do it. Well, that dream is now a reality in Minnesota.
Mike Zimmer held his annual youth camp, which treated kids to a side of the coach not normally seen.
When Tanisha Wright stepped away from the WNBA last year, she’d already amassed one of the best defensive careers in WNBA history.
Of all the sports you would think you would need arms for, bowling would have to be up there.
Maya Moore’s first day back with the Lynx was a game day, jumping right into the starting lineup Saturday without a day of practice.
For 71 years, the Governor’s Fishing Opener has been about much more than just the fishing.
You might want to try to get to a Mounds View High School boys tennis match as soon as possible.
Half a million people in Minnesota are expected to hit the lakes this weekend for the start of the fishing season.
When you win the WNBA MVP Award for the first time, how do you follow that up?
What do Tom Kelly, Lou Piniella, Don Baylor and Joe Torre all have in common — besides being legendary managers? Brian Raabe played for them all.
Forty-seven consecutive shutout innings has a way of catching the attention of baseball’s talent evaluators.
A season that was a huge step forward for the Timberwolves, finally ending their 14-year playoff drought.
As the Lynx began training camp to defend their WNBA title, David McCoy sat down with coach Cheryl Reeve to talk about the team’s record number of championships, her podcast and the possibility of coaching in the NBA.
To hear Hayley Dunning tell it, the pitcher who’s been arguably the best in the league this season basically fell into St. Thomas’ lap.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s tennis team made history last Saturday — again.
Dan O’Brien was an assistant coach with the Minnesota Gophers football team for Tracy Claeys, and an associate athletic director for Jerry Kill.