The world lost a good man, and the Texas Longhorns lost a legend.
Former head Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido passed away on Thursday at the age of 79.
After recently being hospitalized following a stroke, Legendary Longhorn baseball coach, five-time National Champion and the NCAA's all-time wins leader Augie Garrido passed away on Thursday at the age of 79. https://t.co/AdcOl1hJ7d pic.twitter.com/LrBOG6AtZh
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) March 15, 2018
Garrido won five national championships during his career, three coming from his time at Cal State-Fullerton, and two at Texas. His championships at Texas came in 2002 and 2005 during a four-year stint in which the Longhorns went to the College World series every year. All in all, Garrido took the Longhorns to the College World Series eight times, the most recent appearance coming in 2014.
Garrido is one of two coaches in the history of college baseball to win a national title at more than one school.
“This is a very, very sad day,” said Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte. “We lost one of the greatest coaches of all time, a truly special Longhorn Legend and college athletics icon. There will never be another Augie Garrido.”