Mike McCoy Hired As New Head Coach Of The Chargers

The Chargers have officially named Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as the teams new head coach.

“He’s energetic, enthusiastic, forward thinking and a team builder,” Chargers owner Dean Spanos said of McCoy. “He clearly understands building and a family environment.”

McCoy met with the Eagles, Bears and Cardinals before sitting down with the Chargers on Monday. The Eagles and Bears appeared to have only mild interest, while the Cardinals were a serious suitor

“This is a great organization, with a great tradition and a great history,” McCoy said. “Going through the interview process, right away I knew that this was the place.”

McCoy’s departure from the Broncos is not a surprise. He was a finalist for the Miami head coaching job last year, and met with five teams, including the Chargers, about head coaching vacancies this year.

John Fox said Monday, as McCoy headed to San Diego to interview with the Chargers, that the Broncos would be all right if they had to change offensive coordinators.

“No different than when Dennis left a year ago,” Fox said. “I think that worked out alright. I don’t have any reason to think any different.”

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