Former Brewster Whitecaps head coach, family also killed in California helicopter crash


(WWLP) – It’s a sad day for sports fans across the country as a helicopter crash in California claimed the lives of nine people including an NBA legend and a former baseball coach Sunday morning.

The Brewster Whitecaps tweeted on Sunday night that their former head coach, John Altobelli along with his wife and daughter were aboard the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter. 

Altobelli was the head coach for the Cape Cod team from 2012 – 2014. They are survived by their son “JJ” and another daughter Alexis.

“Our heartfelt condolences to his family,” the Whitecaps stated in the tweet.

Orange Coach College, where Altobelli was a coach and mentor for 27 years released a statement on the tragic loss off their colleague.

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