Jim Fassel was an American football player and coach. He was the head coach of the New York Giants from 1997 to 2003. Jim Fassel net worth before his death is estimated to be around $3 million.
|Full Name||James Edward Fassel|
|Date of Birth||August 31, 1949|
|Born Place||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Net Worth||$3 million (estimated)|
|Died on||June 8, 2021, at the age of 71|
Early Life and Career as a player
Jim Fassel was born on August 31, 1949, in Anaheim, California. He went to Anaheim High School and then Fullerton College where he played football as a quarterback.
Fassel was drafted in the 7th round by the Chicago Bears in the 1972 NFL Draft. As a player, Fassel played for teams like Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers, Toronto Argonauts, and The Hawaiians.
Jim Fassel Net Worth and Career as a Coach
Fassel started his coaching career in 1974 with The Hawaiians of the World Football League. In 1976, he started his college coaching as a Quarterbacks and receivers coach at the University of Utah. He also had a short stint at the Weber State University and Stanford University.
In 1991, he joined New York Giants as an Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. A year later, he joined Denver Broncos where he worked as an offensive coordinator for two years. He also served as an assistant coach with the Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders.
Fassel was again hired by the New York Giants in 1997 but this time as a head coach. During his tenure, his teams were known for strong runs and for winning big games. In 1997, he was named NFL Coach of the Year. In the 2000 season, Fassel led the Giants to an NFC Championship.
He left the New York Giants in 2003 and joined the Baltimore Ravens as an offensive consultant. A year later, he then became the offensive coordinator. His time at the Ravens was criticized by several players as the Ravens ranked near the bottom of the league in offense. On October 17, 2006, he was fired as offensive coordinator for the Ravens.
In 2009, he was named the head coach of the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. He helped the team to win the UFL Champion in 2009 and 2010.
Regarding his personal life, he was married to Kitty. They married in 1971 and divorced in 2006 after years of counseling. However, they later reconciled and remarried. Jim’s son John Fassel is also a coach who works as a coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. Jim and Kitty also had four other children.
On June 7, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Fassel died at the age of 71 due to a heart attack.
Jim Fassel Net Worth
Jim Fassel’s net worth before his death is estimated to be in the range of $2 million to $4 million. He earned a vast portion of that money during his time as a head coach for the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens.
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