Brian McCoy of Mooresville has been named Delta Waterfowl’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year from a field of seven finalists during a month-long, online vote.
“Brian is a hugely valuable volunteer because he tries to do something every day to better Delta Waterfowl, his chapter and the opportunities for North Carolina duck hunters,” said Chris Williams, the Delta Waterfowl senior regional director who nominated McCoy. “He’s driven to succeed and constantly finding new ways to be of service.”
McCoy is the co-chairman of Delta Waterfowl’s Lake Norman chapter. His interest in DW arose when a ban on duck hunting loomed for Lake Norman. DW was contacted and stepped in to help kill the proposal, and McCoy promptly became a founding member of the chapter four years ago and was recently named as North Carolina’s first-ever state committee chairman.
McCoy has twice made possible a “Faces of Freedom” hunt for veterans, he has led youth-day activities and attended banquets and local conservation initiatives.
“Brian is a determined, likable guy who understands the vision of Delta Waterfowl and does a great job communicating it,” Williams said. “He’s earned the respect of his peers, and he’s assisted so many chapter chairmen that you probably won’t find one in the Carolinas who hasn’t met him.”
An avid waterfowl hunter, McCoy, who owns two black Labrador retrievers, is an information technology manager for Wells Fargo.
McCoy will receive a Lowe Roughneck 1756, a camouflaged aluminum johnboat, along with a trailer.