The San Diego Chargers announced Friday they will extend Head Coach Mike McCoy’s contract with the team through next year.
At a news conference at Chargers Park in San Diego, Bolts General Manager Tom Telesco announced McCoy’s contract extension, valid for now through 2017.
“Mike McCoy is somebody we want to build around,” Telesco said.
This means the fate of McCoy with the Bolts is decided for at least one more year – even if the location of the team is not.
The 43-year-old head coach joined the Chargers in 2013 and led the team to the playoffs in his first year at the helm, a feat only achieved by a few Bolts coaches in their first year, including Sid Gillman (1960), Don Coryell (1979), Bobby Ross (1992) and Norv Turner (2007).
With McCoy in place as head coach since 2013, the Chargers have won 23 games, including playoffs. Before joining San Diego, McCoy served as the offensive coordinator in Denver from 2009 to 2012.
Telesco’s news conference comes on the heels of the team’s big move Monday night to officially file for relocation to the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, Calif.
NFL owners are expected to meet in Houston next week, at which point they could approve a move for the Chargers and/or the Oakland Raiders, or St. Louis Rams to move to Carson. The Rams also filed for relocation there on Monday. At least two of the three NFL franchises are expected to move to Carson.