Former Saddleback Coach Adair Dies of Heart Attack

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Marshall Adair, a former Saddleback College and San Clemente High School baseball coach, died of a heart attack Wednesday morning, according to the Orange County Coroner’s office.

Adair died at San Clemente General Hospital after suffering the heart attack at his home in Capistrano Beach. He was 44.

Adair was head coach at Saddleback from 1986 to 1988. His career record was 46-66. Adair, who was a full-time teacher at Capistrano Valley High School, was not rehired by the college after last season.


Adair was an assistant at Saddleback from 1979 to 1985. He was head coach at San Clemente High School from 1968 to 1978.

Adair was a baseball and football standout at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera. He played football and baseball at Cerritos College.

He was the most valuable player of the Cerritos baseball team as a third baseman in 1963. He was an All-American quarterback in the fall of 1963 and an All-American catcher on the baseball team in the spring of 1964.

Adair was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the spring of 1964 and played two years in the minors. His career ended because of a shoulder injury.