COSTA MESA, CA — The Orange Coast School baseball group, school and followers celebrated the life and reminiscence of former coach John “Alto” Altobelli in an emotional season opener Tuesday. Altobelli was killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash alongside together with his spouse and daughter, basketball legend Kobe Bryant and 5 others.
Orange Coast School was greater than a spot the place Altobelli labored. It was Coach “Alto’s” world, based on those that knew him greatest.
The stadium might be remembered as “The Home that Alto Constructed.”
Throughout his three many years within the dugout, Altobelli led his Pirates to victories together with the state title on the finish of 2019. His pleasure of the approaching 2020 season was palpable to his group, his fellow coaches, and his household who gathered to honor his reminiscence.