Gary Fasching at a glance

Age: 54

As a player: Three-year starter at linebacker for St. John’s (1977-1981); Winsted Holy Trinity High School.

High school coach: Won two Class B titles as head coach at St. Cloud Cathedral.

As a college assistant: Served 17 seasons at St. John’s as a defensive coach — line for 16 seasons, linebackers in 2012.

The stat: Fasching is the first new head football coach at SJU since 1953, John Gagliardi’s first season.