Obituary for Alum Mike O’Connell

On March 19, 2021, alum and former front row Mike “Oak” O’Connell passed away at the age of 67 due to a prolonged illness. O’Connell grew up in Salinas California, where he attended Palma High School. He is also an alum of Hartnell College.  In 1976 O’Connell transferred into Cal Poly where he played for Cal Poly Rugby Football Club …