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Former Giants coach Jim Fassel dies at 71

Dec 23, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke (left) talks with Jim Fassel against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel died at the age of 71 on Monday.

Fassel, who lived outside of Las Vegas, was taken to a hospital with chest pains and died of a heart attack while under sedation, according to multiple reports.

Fassel coached the Giants from 1997-2003 and ranks fourth in franchise history with 58 regular-season victories.

Fassel was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1997.

The Giants lost Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001, 34-7 to the Baltimore Ravens, capping a 12-4 season as NFC East champions.

He was head coach of the University of Utah from 1985-1989 and spent a total of 30 years coaching college and professional football. He was offensive coordinator at Stanford and coached John Elway again with the Denver Broncos as offensive coordinator in 1993-94.

He also coached in the World Football League and USFL.

–Field Level Media