NFL world says bye to a great coach
News broke on Tuesday morning that former New York Giants’ head coach Jim Fassel has passed away at the age of 71 after suffering a heart attack.
According to numerous reports, Fassel, who lived outside of Las Vegas, was taken to a hospital with chest pains and died of a heart attack while under sedation.
Fassel was a professional football player himself from 1972-75. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He also played for the San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers, Toronto Argonauts and The Hawaiians.
Fassel started his coaching career right after his playing career ended. He was hired by the Giants in 1991 to serve as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, but left after two seasons. He was then brought back to serve as their head coach in 1997 and was let go in 2003.
Fassel led Big Blue to three playoff appearances and a Super Bowl appearance.
Out thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
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