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|Position:||Special teams coordinator|
|Born:||January 10, 1974|
|College:||Pacific (CA), Weber State|
|Head coaching record|
John Fassel (born January 10, 1974) is an American football coach who is the special teams coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the special teams coordinator and interim head coach for the Los Angeles Rams. He also served as a special teams coach for the Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders.
Fassel prepped for two years at Milford Academy in New Berlin, New York before attending the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he played on the Pacific Tigers football team before they dropped their program in December 1995. He then played wide receiver at Weber State University and, following graduation, spent time as an undrafted rookie free agent for the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason of the 1999 season.
At the end of the 2011 NFL season, the Oakland Raiders fired head coach Hue Jackson and the entire coaching staff, including Fassel. During the season, Fassel had three special teams players (K Sebastian Janikowski, P Shane Lechler, and LS Jon Condo) selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl.
On February 1, 2012, the St. Louis Rams announced the hiring of Fassel as their special teams coordinator. Fassel took a lead role in developing the talents of kicker Greg Zuerlein, punter and holder Johnny Hekker and long snapper Jake McQuaide. Together, Zuerlein, Hekker, and McQuaide have combined for seven Pro Bowl appearances and have remained together as a unit for seven seasons going into the 2019 season. Under Fassel's guidance, Rams players have earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors 15 times as of 2019. On December 12, 2016, Fassel was announced as the interim head coach for the Los Angeles Rams, after the firing of Jeff Fisher. On January 13, 2017, the day after being hired, new head coach Sean McVay invited Fassel to remain on the Rams coaching staff.
On January 7, 2020, Fassel was hired by the Dallas Cowboys as their special teams coordinator.
|New Mexico Highlands Cowboys (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (2003-2004)|
|2003||New Mexico Highlands||0-11|
|2004||New Mexico Highlands||3-8|
|New Mexico Highlands:||3-19|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|*LAR||2016||0||3||0||.000||3rd in NFC West||-||-||-||-|
*Interim head coach