College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa were among those killed in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter Sunday.
They were the uncle, aunt and cousin of former Texas Tech baseball player Bo Altobelli, who played for the Red Raiders from 2010 to 2012.
John Altobelli worked at Orange Coast College for 27 years.
"He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach," the school's athletic director, Jason Kehler, said in a statement on Sunday. "The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none - he treated them like family."
"Our deepest condolences go out to the Altobelli family during this time of tragedy," Kehler's statement continued.
Alyssa was a teammate of Gianna Bryant.