Jerry Fauls, 65, a retired football coach at JEB Stuart High School in Falls Church and a former scout for the Washington Redskins, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 1 at Fair Oaks Hospital.

Mr. Fauls, who lived in Falls Church, was born in DuBois, Pa. He grew up in Struthers, Ohio. He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II and graduated from Ohio's Hiram College.

Before moving to the Washington area in 1957, he was a high school football coach and teacher in Lisbon, Ohio.

In this area, he was an assistant coach at Falls Church High School, then from 1958 until he retired in 1980 was head coach at Stuart High School. He also taught government, history and physical education there and served as a guidance counselor. On his retirement, the football stadium at JEB Stuart was named after him.

On retiring from coaching and teaching, Mr. Fauls managed the golf course at the Army-Navy Country Club. In 1983, he became a scout for the Washington Federals of the United States Football League.

He returned to the golf course after the USFL folded in 1984, and in 1986 he became a scout for the Washington Redskins. He left the Redskins last September and since then had been a part-time scout for the New England Patriots.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Fauls of Falls Church; three children, Tom Fauls of Camp Hill, Pa., Cindy Stepp of Marshall, Va., and Mick Fauls of Sterling, Va.; a brother, Edward Fauls of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Beve Raybuck of Struthers and Dolores Sharp of Poland, Ohio; and six grandchildren.