Family and friends had only praise for a Cal State Fullerton coach and her fiance Monday, a day after the recently engaged college sweethearts were found fatally shot in the parking structure of their condominium near UC Irvine.

The bodies of Monica Quan, an assistant women's basketball coach, and Keith Lawrence, who worked as a campus officer at USC, were discovered Sunday night in their parked car on the top floor of the parking structure at the upscale, high-security condominium complex.

They were each shot multiple times, and authorities said they have tentatively ruled out the possibility of the crime being a murder-suicide or motivated by robbery.

Those that knew the couple said they were shaken by the news.

Marcia Foster, the head basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, described her assistant as a special person: "bright, passionate and empowering."

"I'm sorry we're gathered here today for news like this," Foster said at a campus news conference Monday. "There just aren't words."