Assistant Coach James "Bo" Altobelli
Midland College Chaparral Baseball
Altobelli is a native of Plano, Texas. He attended Plano Senior High School where he caught and played infield.
Following his time at Plano Senior High, Altobelli continued his playing career at Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, he was named to the Johnny Bench Award watch list (top collegiate catcher) in 2011 and 2012. In his three-year college career, he compiled a .333 career average. Following his junior year in 2012, Altobelli was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the First Year Player Draft.
Altobelli decided to sign a professional contract and surpass his senior year of college. He went on to play three seasons with the Minnesota Twins in which he was a member of the 2012 Appalachian League Champion Elizabethton Twins. Altobelli advanced to Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels his last two seasons as a professional.
Once his professional career ended, Altobelli decided to go back to Texas Tech University to complete his degree. In 2016, he served as an undergrad assistant under Tim Tadlock at Texas Tech. His responsibilities included coaching first base, assisting with hitters and assisting with catchers. During that year, Texas Tech advanced to the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Altobelli graduated from Texas Tech in May of 2016 with a Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Sports Nutrition. In August of 2016, Altobelli was brought on at Midland College as a volunteer assistant. Following one year as a volunteer, he was hired as the assistant coach by head coach Hector Rodriguez.
Altobelli’s primary responsibilities include: recruiting, assistant in strength and conditioning, coaching hitters and catchers.
Altobelli’s Collegiate Coaching Resume:
• Spring 2016 undergrad assistant at Texas Tech University
• Summer 2016 assistant coach for the Portland Pickles (summer collegiate team in the Great West League)
• 2016-2017 volunteer assistant coach at Midland College
• 2017 - assistant coach at Midland College
James "Bo" Altobelli
Assistant Baseball Coach
Physical Education (PE) Building, Room 142