Jim Fassel Biography and Wiki
Jim Fassel was an American football coach. He was the head coach of the New York Giants from 1997 to 2003, leading the team to the 2001 Super Bowl. The Giants lost to the Baltimore Ravens 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV at the end of the 2000 season.
Fassel spent the bulk of his career as a quarterback and offensive coordinator in the college ranks (Utah — where he was later head coach — Weber State, Stanford) and NFL (Denver, Oakland, Arizona, Baltimore). His last football job was as head coach of the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League from 2009 to 2012.
A graduate of Anaheim High, Fassel played quarterback at Fullerton College, USC, and Long Beach State. He was the Chicago Bears’ seventh-round selection in 1972. It led to stints that year with the San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers before brief stops with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and The Hawaiians of the World Football League.
Jim Fassel Age
Fassel was born James Edward Fassel on August 31, 1949, in Anaheim, California. He died on June 8, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 71.
Jim Fassel Wife
Jim Fassel was married to his wife Kitty Fassel from 1971 until their divorce in 2006 after years of counseling, but later reconciled and remarried.
Jim Fassel Children, Family
Fassel and his wife Kitty are the parents of John Fassel, currently the special team’s coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. They had four other children.
Jim Fassel Death
The former Giants head coach passed away at the age of 71 on June 8, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His son, John Fassel, confirmed his father’s death to the Los Angeles Times. John told the paper that his father suffered chest pains and was taken to a local hospital by a friend and died of a heart attack while under sedation. The entire family has since convened in Las Vegas to make funeral arrangements.
Jim Fassel Cause of Death
Fassel suffered chest pains on June 8, 2021, and was taken to a local hospital by a friend. He died of a heart attack while under sedation, according to the Los Angeles Times citing his son, John Fassel.