Former NY Giants head coach Jim Fassel dies at 71

Jim Fassel – refer to caption — CC

Former New York Giants head coach, Jim Fassel, who coached the team for seven years, has died. He was 71.

Fassel coached the Giants from 1997-2003, and took the team to the Super Bowl following the 2000 season, where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 34-7.

Fassel also earned NFL Coach of the Year honors in 1997 after leading the team to a 10-5-1 record and the NFL East tile in his first year,

The Las Vegas resident experienced chest pains on Monday, and was transferred to a local hospital by a friend, according to the Los Angeles Times, which was confirmed by his son. While at the hospital under sedation, Fassel suffered a heart attack and died.

He led the team to the playoffs three times and compiled a 58-53-1 record.

 
Jim Fassel

 

James Edward Fassel was a former American football coach. He was the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League from 1997 to 2003. (wikipedia)

 
 
New York Giants

 

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. (wikipedia)

 
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