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After four seasons as the head coach for the San Diego Chargers, Mike McCoy was fired after Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. McCoy had a 27-37 record and led the team to the AFC Divisional Round in 2013, where they lost to the Denver Broncos. That was only time the team made it to the playoffs under McCoy.
The Chargers went 9-7 in 2013, 9-7 in 2014 but missed the playoffs, 4-12 in 2015, and 5-11 this season. McCoy was given a one-year contract extension after the 2015 season. Nonetheless, the Chargers did have 24 players on Injured Reserve, which was the highest in the league. This had a big impact on the teams ability to play effectively. San Diego also plays in a tough AFC West division, with the Oakland Raiders, the Denver Broncos, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Like many teams who did not make it to the playoffs, the Chargers are now in the hunt for a new head coach. Most recent reports are stating they have asked permission to interview New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.