Mike McCoy to remain Chargers head coach in 2016

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San Diego Chargers will bring back head coach Mike McCoy
Monday January 4th, 2016

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy has been informed that he will be retained for the 2016 season, the team announced.

Chargers president of football operations John Spanos issued the following statement:

As the 2015 season has now concluded, we are disappointed with the outcome as our expectations have not been met. I have the utmost confidence in our leadership. Tom Telesco, Mike McCoy, and I have already begun evaluating every aspect of the team to take the essential steps to put a winning product back on the field. We will waste no time in making the necessary changes. Throughout a trying season, our players never wavered in their dedication or commitment to the team. I firmly believe the decisions made today and moving forward will get us back on track in 2016.

The decision was first reported by Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union Tribune.

McCoy and the Chargers finished the season 4–12 and failed to win a game against another AFC West opponent. The team holds the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

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Since arriving in 2013, McCoy has compiled a 22–26 record in his three seasons. He led the Chargers to the playoffs in 2013, where they came away with a wild card game victory over the Cincinnati Bengals before losing to the eventual AFC Champion Denver Broncos.

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