John Altobelli (born 8 May 1963) was a professional American Baseball coach and player from California city in the United States. He was the best baseball player in his school times.
He played as an outfielder for the team Golden West Rustlers. He played professionally for 4 years from 1982 to1985. After leaving the playing, he chose the coaching field in 1987.
The baseball coach of Orange Coast College died at the age of 56 in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. His wife “Keri Altobelli” and daughter “Alyssa Altobelli” has also become the victim of the incident with him.
There are 9 passengers are traveling on the helicopter. It was a shocking accident in which no one could be survived.
At 09:47 am the helicopter was crashed with a huge mountain near Calabasas, California. According to the media, the accident occurred due to bad weather conditions.
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
John Edward Altobelli was born to his parents on 8 May 1963 in the California city of the United States. He takes interest in baseball by getting inspired by his father, who is a professional baseball player. His mom was a housewife.
He belongs to a big family. There are eight siblings in his family including him. He was on the sixth child of his parents. He was raised in California. John completed his studies from the Newport Harbor High School. After that, he joined Golden West College for his graduation.
In this college, he starts playing baseball. After one year, he moved to the University of Houston to expand his career in this field. Altobelli took admission to Azusa Pacific University for his master’s degree.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & More
John was always full of energy. He looks fit and active at the age of 56. John Altobelli’s height is tall enough to gain a physique at around 5 feet 9 inches. He was a fitness freak. He does regular practice and exercise to keep his body fit.
His body is athletic during young days and his present weight is around 75 kilograms. The coach has a pure white skin tone. He has dark brown hair and big brown eyes. Because of a professional coach he, does not like tattoos.
Personal Life, Spouse Keri Altobelli & Children
John Altobelli got married to his wife “Keri Altobelli” in 1988. He loved his wife so much. The couple blessed with a son named “J. J. Altobelli” in 1990. His son is the scout of the baseball team named “Boston Red Sox”.
In the year 2006, his wife gave birth to his first daughter “Alexis Altobelli”. John’s second daughter “Alyssa Altobelli” was born in 2007.
Unfortunately, his younger daughter Alyssa was killed with him in the crash. He always gets time for his family from his busy schedule. He gave his son personal baseball training.
Some Lesser Known Facts About John Altobelli
|Real Full Birth Name||John Edward Altobelli.|
|Profession||Baseball player and coach.|
|Famous as||The coach at Orange Coast College.|
|Age at the time of death||56 years old.|
|Date of Birth||May 8, 1963.|
|Date of Death||26 January 2020.|
|Birthplace||California, United States.|
|Death Place||Costa Mesa, California.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Taurus.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 175 cm.
Meters: 1.75 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 165 lbs.
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents||Father: Baseball Player.
|Siblings||7 (Name Not Known).|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Kids||Son: J. J. Altobelli (1990).
Daughters: Alexis Altobelli (2006), Alyssa Altobelli (2007-2020).
|Highest Qualification||Post Graduate.|
|School||Newport Harbor High School.|
|Alma Mater||1. Golden West College.
2. The University of Houston.
3. Azusa Pacific University.
|Net worth||$300 million US dollars (as of 2020).|
Baseball Career, Matches, Coaching & Net worth
He starts his baseball career in the school. He played professionally in the Golden West College for the team Golden West Rustlers in 1982.
After two years, he played for the Houston Cougars at the University of Houston in 1984. He is a talented baseball player. In the first season of the Huston, he scored 47 runs with 8 stolen bases.
He holds the position of an outfielder in both the teams. He played baseball for 4 years and decided to give coaching.
He worked as an assistant coach in Houston from 1987 to 1992. In 1992, he was appointed as the professional coach of the Orange Coast College.
He gives coaching to the team named “Orange Coast Pirates”. Because of his best coaching, the players of Orange Coast won so many championships. In 2020, John Altobelli earned the Net worth of $300 million dollars.
He was also honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association for the national coach of the year. In his coaching career, he gives coaching to so many teams like the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and New York Mets.
- In December 2012, he went through heart surgery.
- He gave coaching for 32 years.
- His daughter Alyssa played basketball with Giana Bryant at Mamba Sports Academy.
- John loves to spend time with his family.
- He is a dog lover and has a pet dog.
- He gives personal coaching to his son.
- Altobelli said that he wants his all children were shining their names in sports.
- He is not quite active on social media.