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Giants coach Jim Fassel rumored to be named NFC Coach of the Year
NYP97122303-23 DECEMBER 1997-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Giants head coach Jim Fassel has been named "unofficially" NFC Football coach of the year.Fassel took the last place Giants to a Eastern division championship title and playoffs in 1997. The announcement will be made later this week. Fassel is pictured at Saints vs Giants game at Meadowlands Stadium, September 28th. UPI ep/Monika Graff
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Jim Fassel (born August 31, 1949 in Anaheim, California) is an American football broadcaster, former NFL coach, and current coach for the Las Vegas franchise of the United Football League.

Fassel played high school football for the legendary coach Clare Van Hoorebeke at Anaheim High School, where his father was the equipment manager.

Fassel played quarterback at California State University, Long Beach after playing at USC in 1969. He was drafted in the 7th round by the Chicago Bears in the 1972 NFL Draft. He played with briefly with The Hawaiians of the WFL in 1974, and became an assistant coach during the 1974 WFL season when the team brought New York Giants quarterback Randy Johnson in from the NFL. He left the WFL after the '74 season, and was working in air conditioning in Utah when the Hawaiians needed a quarterback late in the 1975 season. He played in the final game of the WFL for the Hawaiians throwing the last pass in the league's history as the WFL folded three days later on October 22, 1975. Jim Fassel's total passing stats with the Hawaiians for 1974 and 1975 were 16 completions out of 39 attempts for 205 yards. He did not throw any touchdowns and was intercepted four times.

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