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.