Fassel died Monday in Las Vegas after suffering a heart attack following his son’s chest pain. John, told to LA Times.
And when Strahan was asked about his former coach on Good Morning America on Tuesday… the ex-pass driver explained that he was crushed upon learning of his departure.
“Just a wonderful man. Great coach,” Strahan said of Fassel. “And he will miss But this morning I was shocked to hear this news and I want to send my love and condolences to his family.”
Strahan continued: “great man I enjoyed every minute with him as a coach and after my career. when we keep in touch and keep talking.”
Fassel joined the Giants as an assistant coach in 1991 and later became head coach in 1997 when he won the NFL Coach of the Year award.
Fassel eventually took Strahan and the G-Men to Super Bowl XXXV in the 2000 season… where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
Fassel was sacked in 2003 after accumulating a career record 58-53-1… but he remained offensive coordinator for the Ravens before ending his coaching career as United’s Las Vegas Locomotives boss. Football League .