Jim Fassel

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
16 122-123-1 49.80% 2-3 40.00%

Coaching Tree


Ray Handley, Wade Phillips, Vince Tobin, Mike White


John Fox, Sean Payton


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Career Summary

Jim Fassel was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1991 to 2006, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Over his sixteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 131-124-1. He was the head coach of the New York Giants from 1997 until the 2003 season, during which time the Giants went 58-53-1. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons. He was fired from the Giants on Monday, December 29, 2003.

Career Awards

Fassel won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1997 after guiding the Giants to a 10-5-1 record and a a berth in the playoffs. During the 2001 season as the head coach of the New York Giants he coached Michael Strahan to the AP Defensive Player of the Year.

Jim Fassel Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Fassel served as an assistant coach for Ray Handley, Wade Phillips, Mike White, Vince Tobin, and Brian Billick. Three of these years were spent on Billick's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (John Fox and Sean Payton) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 293-220-0 in the regular season and 17-15 in the playoffs during their thirty-two seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has won a single championship, in 2009 by the New Orleans Saints, led by Sean Payton.

Personal Information

Fassel was born on Wednesday, August 31, 1949 in Anaheim, California. He died on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the age of 71.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2006 Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator 4-2-0 0-0
2005 Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2004 Baltimore Ravens Senior Consultant 9-7-0 0-0
2003 New York Giants Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2002 New York Giants Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2001 New York Giants Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2000 New York Giants Head Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1999 New York Giants Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1998 New York Giants Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1997 New York Giants Head Coach 10-5-1 0-1
1996 Arizona Cardinals Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1995 Oakland Raiders Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1994 Denver Broncos Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1993 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1992 New York Giants Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1991 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0

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