Broncos Offensive Coordinator McCoy Agrees To Become Chargers coach

January 15, 2013 4:30 PM

Broncos Offensive Coordinator McCoy Agrees To Become Chargers coach
" SAN DIEGO (AP) – Mike McCoy is the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

The team has scheduled a 2 p.m. PST news conference Tuesday to introduce McCoy, who had been the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.

The 40-year-old McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season.

McCoy’s hiring comes three days after the top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs in a home loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The coaching search was led by Tom Telesco, who was hired as Chargers GM last week. Telesco also is 40.

The Broncos have won consecutive AFC West titles. McCoy tutored quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow in 2011, and Peyton Manning in 2012.

McCoy, who interviewed with the Miami Dolphins last year after retooling Denver’s offense to fit Tebow’s skill set, burnished his head coaching credentials this season while blending the power formations the Broncos used in leading the league in rushing last year with Tebow and some of the spread formations that Manning ran in Indianapolis "

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