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Mike McCoy

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 135-154-0 46.71% 7-6 53.85%


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.


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

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