|Birthdate ( Age)
||31 August 1949
||Anaheim, California, United States
||7 June 2021
||Kitty (m. 1971–2006)
||John Fassel, Brian, John Mathieson
||American football coach
||Bud Fassel, Dorothy Fassel
||$1 Million - $5 Million ( estimated)
James Edward Fassel was an American football coach. He was the top coach of the ny Giants of the National league from 1997 to 2003. He was offensive coordinator of other NFL teams, and as head coach, head , and president of the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United league .
Early Life and Family
Fassel graduated from Anaheim highschool and played quarterback at Fullerton College, USC, and Long Beach State.He was drafted within the 7th round by the Chicago Bears within the 1972 NFL Draft.Fassel played briefly with The Hawaiians of the WFL in 1974, and have become an assistant coach during the 1974 WFL season.
He left the WFL after the '74 season, but briefly returned when the Hawaiians needed a quarterback late within the 1975 season. He played within the final game of the WFL for the Hawaiians, throwing the last pass within the league's history because the WFL folded three days afterward October 22, 1975.
Jim Fassel Net Worth
James Edward Fassel was an American football coach who has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million - $5 Million in 2021.
Jim Fassel Wife
Fassel and his wife Kitty divorced in 2006 after years of counseling,but later reconciled and remarried.They are the oldsters of John Fassel, currently the special teams coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. that they had four other children. One was placed for adoption before they were married; they were reunited with him in 2003.Fassel was good friends with fellow coach Mike Holmgren, dating to their days as USC quarterbacks.
Fassel's first professional coaching was with The Hawaiians of the planet league in 1974, where he played quarterback before moving to the sidelines as an offensive assistant coach. He then began his college coaching career with stints at the University of Utah, Weber State and Stanford University , where he worked with John Elway.
After five months because the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL,he was named head coach at Utah on November 30, 1984.Before becoming ny Giants head coach, Fassel served as an assistant coach with the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, ny Giants, and Oakland Raiders.
New York Giants : Fassel originally coached with the Giants as an assistant in 1991 and 1992. Three weeks after the Giants won Super Bowl XXV, he was hired by Bill Parcells as their quarterback coach.In 1992, he was promoted to offensive coordinator.
During Fassel's tenure as head coach of the Giants, his teams were known for varied strong runs in December and for winning big games, like a victory against the previously undefeated Denver Broncos in 1998. In 1997, he was named NFL coach of the year. He resurrected the career of quarterback Kerry Collins and received approval for his "playoff guarantee" within the 2000 season, during which he led the Giants to a fantastic NFC Championship.Fassel's legacy as head coach for the Giants is mixed.
Baltimore Ravens : Fassel joined the Ravens as an Offensive Consultant in 2004 to assist with development of Kyle Boller. He became the Ravens offensive coordinator in 2005. Critics of Fassel have pointed to his lack of success as offensive coordinator after two seasons with the Ravens, in 2005 and a part of 2006. During that point , the Ravens ranked near rock bottom of the league in offense.On October 17, 2006, Fassel was fired as offensive coordinator for the Ravens.
Broadcasting career : Fassel entered broadcasting following his firing as offensive coordinator for the Ravens, joining Westwood One radio as a color commentator for its Sunday NFL action. He stayed with the network for 2 seasons, calling Sunday afternoon games with Harry Kalas in 2007 and Sunday Night Football with Dave Sims. Fassel was also a part of Westwood One's playoff coverage those two years, calling various games, and worked the 2007 and 2008 NFC Championship Games with Bill Rosinski (2007) and Marv Albert (2008).