The San Diego Chargers fired Mike McCoy shortly after Sunday’s 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chargers president of football operations John Spanos released the following statement in an e-mail:
Mike McCoy is a man of high character, and we thank him for his dedication to the Chargers. The decision to dismiss Mike was made in the best interests of our franchise. Our team’s disappointing performance has not matched this team’s potential and has fallen short of the demanding standards that we seek to impose throughout our organization. Our comprehensive search for a new head coach begins immediately.
McCoy posted a cumulative 27-37 record during his four seasons with the Chargers, missing the playoffs in his last three campaigns. The 44-year-old previously served as the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator.
“I want to thank Mike for his tireless work and commitment to this organization,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said. “He instilled a culture of work ethic and togetherness that we can build on for years to come.”