Let's be clear on McCoy extension - it's not a reward - the Chargers just don't want him to be viewed as a lame duck coach.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) January 8, 2016
Chargers extend Mike McCoy through 2017
Posted: 11:13 AM, Jan 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-08 19:56:42Z
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers have given Head Coach Mike McCoy a one-year contract extension.
General Manager Tom Telesco announced at a news conference Friday that McCoy was given an extension through 2017. His current contract was set to expire after next season.
The Chargers retained McCoy despite firing six of his assistants this week, including offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
In three seasons, McCoy has achieved a 22-26 regular season record. He took the Chargers to the playoffs in 2013, where they advanced to the divisional round after upsetting the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card round.
It has been a busy week for the Chargers. On Monday, the team filed for relocation to Los Angeles, along with the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders. NFL owners are expected to make a decision on who moves to L.A. next week.
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