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Mike McCoy Named Chargers Head Coach

Mike McCoy Named Chargers Head Coach
The San Diego Chargers Tuesday afternoon made it official as team president Dean Spanos introduced Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy as the Chargers' new head coach.

McCoy has been one of the hottest prospects among NFL teams searching for new head coaches. He was in charge of one of the elite offenses in the NFL this year with the Broncos ranking second in the league in total points with 481, fourth in total yards per game with 397.9 and were fifth in passing with 283.4 yards per game.

McCoy’s coaching career started in 2000 as an offensive assistant with the Carolina Panthers. He served multiple roles during his tenure, including wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. He left following the 2008 season to become the Broncos offensive coordinator.

During McCoy's visit with the Chargers this week, he said the team has a great tradition and great people. “The great thing is it’s a family run business. I’m big into family," said McCoy. "There’s an open door policy for everyone to feel welcome and open to come enjoy the environment that we’re all in this together.”

The Chargers hired Tom Telesco as the team's general manager last week. Telesco replaced A.J. Smith, who was let go on Dec. 31 along with coach Norv Turner, following a 7-9 season for the Chargers that was marked by a significant drop in attendance.

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