In Memory of Augie Garrido 1939-2018
Since taking over as the University of Texas baseball coach in 1997, Augie Garrido has led the Longhorns to two national championships. Garrido is the NCAA all-time win leader among Division I college baseball coaches with 1,817-825-8 record through 43 seasons (through 2011). His historic 1,428th victory came in a 6-5 win against Florida State in the NCAA Super Regional on June 9, 2003. His teams have won five national championships and he is the only coach to win the College World Series in four different decades (1979, 1984, 1995 with Cal State Fullerton; 2002 and 2005 with Texas). Garrido is also the first coach to win a national championship at two different schools. Other accomplishments during his 14-year stint at Texas include seven Big 12 regular season titles, including a three-year stretch from 2009-2011; four Big 12 Tournament titles (2002-03; 2008-09); and seven trips to the College World Series in the past 12 seasons. A respected teacher of the game, Garrido has coached three Golden Spikes Award winners, three National Players of the Year, six College World Series MVPs, 41 All-Americans, 127 All-League selections and 73 professional players. Garrido has been named National Coach of the Year six times, most recently in 2002 and 2005. He was also named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011, and was selected by Collegiate Baseball as Coach of the Year in 2005. The Vallejo, Calif., native and Fresno State graduate was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2005.
For more information on Augie Garrido's legacy, visit this article from the University of Texas http://texassports.com
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