Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 17, 2014

McCoy resigns as Mount View football, softball coach

WELCH — Mount View head football coach Todd McCoy tendered his resignation Monday after two and a half years teaching and coaching Golden Knight football and softball.

McCoy, a senior lineman on the 1979 Paden City Class A state championship team, came to Mount View in the spring of 2012.  

He guided the Lady Knights’ softball program three seasons, winning the sectional title in 2013.

He coached the football team for two years, helping the Knights break a 31-game losing streak with an 18-15 win over Wyoming East in 2012.

The View finished that campaign 3-7 and concluded the 2013 season 1-9.

McCoy, who has coached football for 27 seasons, has eight as a head coach.  He came to Mount View from Tygarts Valley in Randolph County, where he had been the head grid coach there.

He has already accepted a teaching position at Buckhannon-Upshur High School and has been looking at two coaching vacancies in that area in high schools, as well as one in college.  

At press time, McCoy was still in negotiations about the three openings.

“I hate to leave,” summed up Coach McCoy.  

He related the decision revolved around family and the fact his and his wife’s families both reside in the northern part of the state.

Relating he enjoyed his time at Mount View and working with the kids, McCoy talked of wanting to stay and continue to work with several returning players, “I really hated to leave a few of them.”

Coach McCoy went to West Virginia Tech following his 1980 graduation from Paden City, where he played both football and baseball in the beginning.

He summed up his departure, “It’s not a move that I wanted to make, or was looking for.”

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