Jim Fassel Former NY Giants Head Coach Dies At 71

June 8, 2021

Former NY Giants head coach James Edward Fassel (August 31, 1949 – June 7, 2021) has died at the age of 71 years old, according to the Los Angeles Times

Fassel’s son, John, confirmed his father’s death to the Los Angeles Times on Monday night, Jim Fassel, who lived in Las Vegas, suffered chest pains Monday and was taken to a local hospital by a friend. He died of a heart attack while under sedation, his son said. The entire family has since convened in Las Vegas.

Jim Fassel was coach of the New York Giants from 1997 to 2003. He is one of three coaches to lead the Giants to the Super Bowl. His team lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV at the end of the 2000 season.


1997 NY Giants Head Coach Jim Fassel talks with Quarterback #13 Daniel Kanell on December 13, 1997 with a 30–10 win over the Washington Redskins winning the NFC East Championship. File Photo by: Dennis Symons – MidJersey.news

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