Former Giants head coach Jim Fassel dies at 71


Former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel has died on the age of 71.

Fassel’s son, John, confirmed his father’s loss of life to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Occasions late on Monday evening.

Fassel’s son, John, confirmed his father’s loss of life to the Los Angeles Occasions on Monday evening, saying he obtained the information throughout a cellphone name within the afternoon. John Fassel previously was the Rams’ particular groups coach and briefly served because the crew’s interim head coach.

Jim Fassel, who lived in Las Vegas, suffered chest pains Monday and was taken to an area hospital by a buddy. He died of a coronary heart assault whereas below sedation, his son mentioned. Your complete household has since convened in Las Vegas.

Fassel served because the Giants’ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach from 1991 by means of 1992 and returned as head coach from 1997 by means of 2003.

In his first season as head coach, Fassel was named NFL Coach of the Yr after turning the Giants from a 6-10 crew right into a 10-5-1 crew and main them to an NFC East title and the third-best report within the NFC.

In 2000, Fassel was credited with the resurrection of quarterback Kerry Collins’ profession and made his well-known assure that the crew can be within the playoffs.

The Giants went 12-4 that season, profitable the NFC East, and rode the wave all the best way to Tremendous Bowl XXXV, the place they had been defeated by the hands of Ray Lewis and the dominant Baltimore Ravens.

“On behalf of the Mara and Tisch households and our complete group, I wish to categorical our condolences to the Fassel household and Jim’s pals. We had been all saddened to listen to of Jim’s passing. Jim was man and his report as our coach speaks for itself. Jim distinguished himself by the best way he managed our crew and devoted his efforts to the fireplace fighters and different households following the tragedy of Sept. 11. The gamers revered Jim and loved enjoying for him and his teaching employees. And we appreciated his seven years of main our crew,” Giants co-owner John Mara mentioned in an announcement.

After his time with the Giants, Fassel joined the Ravens as an offensive guide in 2004 earlier than taking on as offensive coordinator the next season, a task he held for a little bit greater than a 12 months. After his firing in 2006, he spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons as a shade commentator for Westwood One radio. He later grew to become head coach of the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives from 2009-2012, profitable two league titles throughout that span.

Fassel ended his NFL profession with a training report of 58-53-1.


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