John Altobelli died Sunday morning, according to Orange Coast College officials. Altobelli was the longest-tenured baseball coach in the school’s history and was entering his 28th season, according to the OCC Pirate Athletics.
Christina Mauser, an assistant basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Orange County, was also killed in the crash, according to friends and family.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli. He was a coach, a colleague, a mentor and a friend at OCC for 27 years.
— Orange Coast College (@orangecoast) January 26, 2020
According to Altobelli’s brother, Tony, he was on the aircraft with his wife and daughter Alyssa when it crashed shortly before 10 a.m. in rough terrain in the area of Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street.
Tony Altobelli said he had heard about the helicopter crash but didn’t…