Mike McCoy

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
20 135-154-0 46.71% 7-6 53.85%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

John Fox, Josh McDaniels, George Seifert

Children:

Frank Reich, Nick Sirianni


Biography

Career Summary

Mike McCoy is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2022. Prior to this season, he coached for the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, and Arizona Cardinals for nineteen seasons. His most recent position was with the Cardinals as their offensive coordinator. He was the head coach of the San Diego Chargers from 2013 until the 2016 season, during which time the Chargers went 27-37-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons. He was fired from the Chargers on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Career Awards

During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached three players to award-winning seasons. As the offensive coordinator for the Broncos Peyton Manning won Comeback Player of the Year. As the head coach for the Chargers Philip Rivers won Comeback Player of the Year and Joey Bosa won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Mike McCoy Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, McCoy served as an assistant coach for George Seifert, John Fox, Josh McDaniels, Vance Joseph, Steve Wilks, and Doug Pederson. Nine of these years were spent on Fox's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 46-36-0 in the regular season and 1-3 in the playoffs during their seven seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

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Playing Career

California State University

After graduating high school, McCoy attended California State University, Long Beach, where he redshirted his very first year. During his freshman season he played eight games for the team and started in five of them. He completed 87 of 165 passes with 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. In 1991 the team was discontinued due to a lack of fan support which forced McCoy to transfer.

University of Utah

After interviewing schools such as Wyoming and Oklahoma, he accepted the offer from the University of Utah. McCoy’s first season with Utah he played in six games and started two after his senior quarterback Frank Dolce became injured. He ended his collegiate career on a good note in 1994, throwing a 5 yard game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Kevin Dyson and winning them the Freedom Bowl.

Green Bay Packers

During the ’95 draft he was signed on by the Denver Broncos only to be cut during the pre-season. During that season, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers to their practice squad after Brett Favre and Ty Detmer sustained injuries.

Calgary Stampeders

In 1999 played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football. While he was there, the team went to the Grey Cup for the second year in a row, losing to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Coaching Career

Carolina Panthers

In 2000 he was signed on to the Carolina Panthers for his first coaching job as their new offensive assistant, being promoted to quarterbacks coach just a month later. Just a year later in 2001 he was switched from quarterbacks coach to work as the wide receivers coach, where he stayed until the end of the season. In 2002 he met new Head Coach John Fox, whom he worked with for 9 years in total, two with the Broncos and seven with the Panthers.

From 2002 through the 2009 season he went back to fill the quarterbacks coach spot for the Panthers. In 2007, he added the title of Passing Game Coordinator. During his time with the Panthers, they won the NFC South twice (2003, 2008) and had one Super Bowl appearance (2003) against the New England Patriots, losing 29-32. He left the team after the conclusion of the 2008 season and headed for Denver.

Denver Broncos

When 2009 rolled around he began working for the Denver Broncos as their new offensive coordinator. In 2011 the Broncos brought in John Fox, his colleague from his time with the Panthers. In 2011 Tim Tebow joined the team, forcing McCoy to dramatically change and adapt his offense to fit the different playing style of a running quarterback. When 2012 came he began working with Peyton Manning.

He left the team after finishing the 2012 season with a 13-3 winning record before heading to his first job as head coach. It was the third time the team parted with a coach heading to another team in their division in three seasons.

San Diego Chargers

McCoy began his first job as head coach with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2013 and has played through two seasons with the team thus far. He is the youngest active coach in the NFL and second youngest in the history of the Chargers.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2022 Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterbacks Coach 0-0-0 0-0
2018 Arizona Cardinals Offensive Coordinator 1-6-0 0-0
2017 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 3-7-0 0-0
2016 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2015 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2014 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2013 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 9-7-0 1-1
2012 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 0-1
2011 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 8-8-0 1-1
2010 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 4-12-0 0-0
2009 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2008 Carolina Panthers Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2007 Carolina Panthers Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 11-5-0 2-1
2004 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2003 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach 11-5-0 3-1
2002 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2001 Carolina Panthers Wide Receivers Coach 1-15-0 0-0
2000 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0

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