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Jim Fassel Biography
Who was Jim Fassel?
Former Giants coach Jim Fassel died Monday night at the age of 71, his son John confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
Fassel coached the Giants from 1997 to 2003, won the NFL Coach of the Year award in 1997, and led the team to Super Bowl XXXV three years later, where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
He made the playoffs three times with Big Blue and compiled a 58-53-1 record, but never got another chance to be the NFL head coach after being fired by the Giants. He was also an assistant to the team from 1991 to 1992.
Fassel graduated from Anaheim High School and played quarterback at Fullerton College, USC, and Long Beach State. He was selected in the seventh round by the Chicago Bears in the 1972 NFL Draft.
Fassel briefly played for the WFL Hawaiians in 1974 and became an assistant coach during the 1974 WFL season. He left the WFL after season 74, but returned briefly when the Hawaiians needed a quarterback at the end of the 1975 season. He played in the final WFL game for the Hawaiians, throwing the last pass in league history when the WFL withdrew three days later, on October 22, 1975.
How old was Jim Fassel?
Hewas 71 year old August 31, 1949
Jim Fassel Death
June 8, 2021 (aged 71)
Fassel died at age 71 of a heart attack on June 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fassel suffered a heart attack and died while under sedation at a local hospital near where he lived in Las Vegas, according to the LA Times report. On Monday he had been experiencing chest pains and a friend took him to the hospital.
Fassel’s first professional coaching job was with the Hawaiians of the World Soccer League in 1974, where he played quarterback before taking the bench as an offensive assistant coach. He then began his college coaching career with stints at the University of Utah, Weber State, and Stanford University, where he worked with John Elway. After five months as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the USFL’s New Orleans Breakers, he was named Utah’s head coach on November 30, 1984.
Before becoming head coach of the New York Giants, Fassel served as an assistant coach with the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Oakland Raiders.
Fassel entered the broadcasts following his firing as the Ravens offensive coordinator, and joined Westwood One radio as a color commentator for the NFL Sunday action. He stayed on the network for two seasons, calling for Sunday afternoon games with Harry Kalas in 2007 and Sunday Night Football with Dave Sims. Fassel was also part of Westwood One’s playoff coverage those two years, calling for multiple games, and he worked in the 2007 and 2008 NFC Championship Games with Bill Rosinski (2007) and Marv Albert (2008).