Irvine Novaquatics Coach Adam Crossen Shot In Orange County

Irvine Novaquatics associate head coach Adam Crossen was shot early Monday in Orange County after chasing a man who he found stealing items from his car. He was transported to hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

Dave Salo, head coach emeritus and executive consultant for Irvine Novaquatics, says that Crossen is stable and will remain hospitalized through the week

Crossen, a 42-year-old, found a man taking things from his Toyota Prius around 4 a.m. He chased him before getting shot to the upper torso, per Sgt. Phil McMullin. He managed to get himself to his neighbour’s house to call the police before being transported to hospital.

McMullin said the neighborhood has expensive homes and a low crime rate: “This is an area where we don’t experience a lot of police calls”. The burglar remains at large.

Along with Irvine, Crossen also is the head coach of the Soka University Lions, where he is in his tenth season. He has also coached at Auburn, Cal Berkeley and USC throughout his 20-year career.

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4 years ago

I hope he heals quickly!

4 years ago
Yit Aun Lim
4 years ago

Get well soon Adam.

Sam Kendricks
4 years ago

Yikes! Get well soon Adam.

4 years ago

I will be chanting, along with the many SGI Buddhists who attend Soka University, for Coach Crossen’s speedy recovery.

Sum Ting Wong
4 years ago

He’ll get brownie points for the Prius , but the Californian public sympathy vote depends on the immigration status of the thief – shooter – attempted manslaughter . ( He just found the gun & tripped up & it accidentally went off ) after just trying to improve his life .

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Sum Ting Wong
4 years ago

OK, yeah, you’re the worst.

Reply to  Sum Ting Wong
4 years ago

How in the world did this comment get 13 likes?

Sum Ting Wong
Reply to  Caleb
4 years ago

Ppl who cared about Kate Steinle .

4 years ago

Adam, Wipe’, I am so sorry to read this. You are one tough Trojan! I know you’ll continue to recover. Hang in there! Fight On!

4 years ago

Adam and I grew up swimming together. He was always a great friend! Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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