Jim Fassel, whose bold guarantee of achieving a place in the Playoffs at the end of the 2000 season he catapulted the New York Giants al Super Bowl, died at the age of 71.
The Giants They said Tuesday that family friends informed them of his death.
Your son John Fassel, coordinator of special teams of the Dallas Cowboys, confirmed the death to the Los Angeles Times. He told the newspaper that his father was transferred to a hospital in Las Vegas with chest pains and died while being treated this Monday.
Fassel, the coach of the year NFL in 1997, he guided the Giants from 1997 to 2003, with a record of 58-53-1. He had a 2-3 mark in the Postseason, including a 34-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl in February 2001.
The 58 victories of Fassel they put it behind Steve Owen (153), Tom Coughlin (102) and Bill Parcells (77) among the coaches of the Giants. Owen and Parcells are Hall of Famers, and Parcells and Coughlin each won a pair of Super Bowls.
Fassel coached several prominent players from the Giants, including the member of the Hall of Fame Michael Strahan. Strahan, now a ‘Good Morning America’ co-host and television personality, called Fassel a big part of his life.
“Just a great man, a great coach, and we will miss him,” said the former defensive end, who sent his condolences to the family. Fassel during Tuesday’s GMA broadcast.
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