Chargers Fire Mike McCoy

San Diego releases head coach after season-ending loss

The Chargers 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday was the end of yet another unsuccessful era for a San Diego head football coach.

Shortly after the loss the Bolts fired head coach Mike McCoy, who leaves with a 28-38 career record (including playoffs).

“The decision to release Mike was made in the best interests of our franchise,” said Director of Football Operations John Spanos in a statement. “Our team’s disappointing performance has not matched its potential and has fallen short of the demanding standards that we seek to impose throughout or organization.”

After going 9-7 and winning a playoff game in his first year (2013) McCoy led the Chargers to a 9-7 finish in 2014, missing the post-season by just a game. At one point during that season San Diego was 8-4 but after that went in to a tailspin.

The Chargers have since gone 10-26, a staggering drop-off that included a streak of 10 consecutive losses against AFC West division opponents.

After a 4-12 finish in 2015 the Chargers decision makers, chiefly Chairman Dean Spanos and his son John, decided to retain McCoy, citing the desire for stability in their quest for a new stadium and the astonishingly large number of injuries the team suffered throughout the season.

The team says it will start the search for a new head coach immediately.

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