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

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Former Giants coach Jim Fassel dies at 71

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.

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