Jim Fassel — the previous NFL head coach who led the NY Giants to Tremendous Bowl XXXV — has died … and his ex-star participant, Michael Strahan, is heartbroken.
Fassel handed away Monday in Las Vegas after struggling a coronary heart assault following chest pains, his son, John, advised the L.A. Times.
And, when Strahan was requested about his former coach on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday … the ex-pass rusher defined he was crushed to study of the passing.
“Only a nice man, nice coach,” Strahan stated of Fassel. “And, he shall be missed. However, I used to be undoubtedly shocked this morning to search out out this information and I simply needed to ship my love and condolences to his household.”
Strahan continued, “Nice man. I loved each minute with him as my coach and after my profession once we continued to remain in contact and speak.”
Fassel joined the Giants as an assistant coach in 1991 and later grew to become the pinnacle coach in 1997, when he gained NFL Coach of the 12 months honors.
Fassel finally took Strahan and the G-Males to Tremendous Bowl XXXV within the 2000 season … the place they misplaced to the Baltimore Ravens.
Fassel was fired in 2003 after piling up a profession 58-53-1 report … however he nonetheless went on to be an offensive coordinator for the Ravens earlier than wrapping up his teaching profession as the pinnacle man for the United Soccer League’s Las Vegas Locomotives.
He was 71 years previous.