C. J. McCoy

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C. J. McCoy
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Playing career
1907–1910 Miami (OH)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1914–1916 Florida
1915–1916 Florida
Head coaching record
Overall 9–10 (football)
5–1 (basketball)

Charles J. McCoy was an American college football and basketball coach. McCoy was the third head coach of the Florida Gators football team and the first head coach of the Florida Gators men's basketball team that represent the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Early life[edit]

McCoy attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he played for the Miami Redskins football team from 1907 to 1910.[1] He was a member of the 1908 Redskins team that outscored its opponents 113–10 while posting a 7–0 record, and was later the captain of the 1910 team during his senior year.[1] McCoy also played baseball and basketball and ran track for Miami.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

McCoy got his start as a football coach at the Sewanee Military Academy, a preparatory school affiliated with the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.[2] McCoy replaced George E. Pyle as the Florida Gators football coach and held that position for three seasons from 1914 to 1916, and compiled a 9–10 record at Florida.[3][4] He also served as Florida's first basketball coach during the 1915–1916 season and accumulated a 5–1 record. As measured by his winning percentage (.833), McCoy remains the winningest coach in Gators basketball history. Florida did not field a basketball team for the 1916–1917 season.

After a winless 0–5 football season in 1916, McCoy was replaced as football coach by Alfred L. Buser.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Florida Gators (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1914–1916)
1914 Florida 5–2 2–2
1915 Florida 4–3 2–3
1916 Florida 0–5 0–4
Florida: 9–10 4–9
Total: 9–10[3]


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Gators (Independent) (1915–1916)
1915–16 Florida 5–1
Florida: 5–1
Total: 5–1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b RedHawks Football 2009 Fan Guide, RedHawks History, Miami University Athletic Department, Oxford, Ohio, pp. 143, 175, 183 (2009). Retrieved July 11, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Tom McEwen, The Gators: A Story of Florida Football, The Strode Publishers, Huntsville, Alabama, p. 57 (1974).
  3. ^ a b College Football Data Warehouse, All-Time Coaching Records, Charles J. McCoy Records by Year. Retrieved February 23, 2009.
  4. ^ a b 2012 Florida Football Media Guide Archived May 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107, 115, 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.