Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/20/14

The San Diego Chargers have announced today that former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has been hired as their next head coach (Credit: AP Photo) The San Diego Chargers have announced today that former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has been hired as their next head coach. Following a 7-9 season, one in which the San Diego Chargers missed the playoffs again, the team fired head coach Norv Turner. Since firing Turner, the team has not made a lot of noise in bringing in potential candidates for the head coaching position. Perhaps, they knew McCoy was their man and wanted to wait for the Broncos’ season to end. The team held a press conference at 5pm EST to announce the hiring of McCoy. San Diego president and CEO Dean Spanos introduced McCoy at the press conference, calling McCoy the “right man” for the job. Spanos lauded McCoy’s qualities, saying that McCoy has an “innovative mind for building offenses,” and that he has a “structured vision on how to build and coach a team.” According to McCoy, after interviewing with the Chargers, he knew they were the team for him. McCoy went on to cite that the team’s foundation gave him a place where he could build a winner for a long time. The oddest part about the hire is McCoy said he will hire an offensive coordinator. As a former offensive coordinator in Denver, one would figure McCoy would want to call the plays. Instead, someone else will be running his offense in San Diego. This will certainly make next year’s Chargers vs Broncos games a little more interesting. The post San Diego Chargers hire Mike McCoy as their next head coach appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Bears could have interest in Jim Harbaugh

Report: Shanahan interested in coaching next season

Report: Michigan has its eye on several NFL coaches

Report: Titans, Jay Cutler have mutual interest in trade

Phillies GM told Ryan Howard team is better off without him

Report: Browns interested in drafting Marcus Mariota

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chargers keep playoff hopes alive with comeback win

Robin Lopez responds to Khloe Kardashian dating rumors

Report: Jermaine O'Neal 'intrigued' about joining Mavs

Report: Robert Griffin III likely to return to Redskins

Izzo criticizes coaches, players after embarrassing loss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: Arian Foster throws TD pass, drops scoreboard taunt

WATCH: Johnny Manziel leaves with injury after taking big hit

NHL has warned 22 players about diving

Nick Mangold wears NYDP hat to honor fallen officers

Five things we learned from the first day of bowl games

WATCH: South Alabama coach bloodied after kick to the face

Dan Mullen wears funny 'Christmas Vacation' sweater

WATCH: Redskins FB gets in Eagles fan's face after TD

WATCH: Utah runs trick play on first offensive play of game

Mick Cronin misses game with unruptured aneurysm

Steve Alford: Kentucky is best team I've coached against

Peyton Siva jokes that Rick Pitino is in the mob

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Bears interested in Jim Harbaugh?

Shanahan to return to 2015?

Browns interested in drafting Mariota?

Mullen wears funny Christmas sweater

RG3 returning to Redskins?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Vick: Winston is the future of the NFL

No NFL team in LA next season?

UNC rocking Jordan-era throwbacks

Reporter asks Rondo awkward question

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.