The San Diego Chargers have made it official: Their new head coach is Mike McCoy.
McCoy, who has spent the last four seasons as offensive coordinator of the Broncos, officially becomes the 15th head coach in the history of the Chargers franchise today.
In San Diego, McCoy will be asked to turn around a team that had a disappointing 7-9 record in 2012. Of particular importance for the Chargers is that McCoy gets quarterback Philip Rivers on track. One of the reasons the Chargers liked McCoy is that he has found success with a wide variety of quarterbacks, and he was able to change the Broncos’ offense accordingly as they switched from Kyle Orton to Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning over the last two years.
This marks the second consecutive offseason that the Broncos have lost a coordinator to an AFC West rival. Last year the Raiders hired former Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their head coach.
McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired after six years at the end of the 2012 season.