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Community Stunned By Death Of Popular Oxnard High School Basketball Coach

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:44am

Students, and faculty members at Oxnard’s Channel Islands High School are stunned over news that the school’s popular girls basketball coach has died.  School officials say that Pat Bell suffered a fatal heart attack Monday night.

Bell was a Channel Islands High graduate, and had been a coach at the high school since 1992.  He had recently married, and has a young son.  He, and his team had been preparing for the start of basketball season, which opens next week.

Plans for a memorial service haven’t been announced yet.  He was 44 years old.

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