14 Facts About Augie Garrido

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Augie Garrido took his programs to 15 College World Series, winning five of them: three with Cal State Fullerton and two with Texas.

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Augie Garrido is often considered to be arguably the greatest coach in college baseball history.

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3.

Augie Garrido was born in Vallejo, California in 1939 and graduated from Vallejo High School in 1957.

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Augie Garrido played minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization from 1961 to 1965, beginning with the Class B Burlington Indians from 1961 to 1962, followed by the double-A Charleston Indians in 1963 and triple-A Portland Beavers from 1964 to 1965.

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5.

Augie Garrido led Texas to the College World Series four straight years from 2002 to 2005 and won the tournament in 2002 and 2005.

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6.

On May 30,2016, the University of Texas announced that Augie Garrido had resigned and accepted a position as a special assistant to the athletic director, Mike Perrin.

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Augie Garrido is one of only two coaches, along with Andy Lopez, to lead teams from more than one school to national titles, and is among the most successful college baseball coaches in history.

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8.

Augie Garrido is the first coach to guide teams to national championships in four different decades.

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Additionally, Augie Garrido earned 15 trips to the College World Series, including eight at Texas, while garnering National Coach of the Year honors five times, regional coach of the year accolades following six different seasons and conference coach of the year distinctions on three occasions.

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10.

Augie Garrido earned more wins than any other coach in NCAA baseball history, across all levels, prior to being surpassed by Florida State University's Mike Martin in 2018.

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11.

Augie Garrido was a friend of actor Kevin Costner from Augie Garrido's days at CSUF.

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12.

Augie Garrido was a friend of director Richard Linklater, a Longhorn fan.

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13.

On January 17,2009, Augie Garrido was arrested by Austin police for driving while intoxicated.

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14.

Augie Garrido pleaded guilty to the charge on February 2,2009, and was sentenced on April 30,2009.

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