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College baseball coach, wife and daughter among 9 killed in California helicopter crash

John Altobelli
Posted at 10:19 PM, Jan 26, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. — A college baseball coach, his wife and their daughter are among the victims of the deadly helicopter crash in California Sunday morning.

Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and his daughter Alyssa were among the nine people killed in Calabasas, California crash, according to Orange Coast College.

Altobelli helped take the Pirates to multiple conference and state championship titles, recording more than 700 wins and four state championships during his career.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were also killed in the crash.

Alyssa was a player on Bryant’s basketball team, playing alongside Gianna and coached by Bryant.

Altobelli leaves behind a daughter and a son who were not on the flight with their father, mother and sister Alyssa, according to the Brewster Whitecaps, who Altobelli previously coached for form 2012 to 2014.

The Orange Coast College Foundation has established an Altobelli Family Memorial. Donations can be made by clicking here.

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