Augie Garrido Elected To Hall Of Fame, Joins Eight Other Longhorns


Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido will become the ninth Longhorn inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.


In the 47 years he has been coaching college baseball, Texas Longhorns head coach Augie Garrido has accomplished a lot: five national titles, six-time National Coach of the Year, and 15 trips to the College World Series.

He can now add National College Baseball Hall of Famer to his impressive resume.

Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, will be inducted this summer, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. He will be joined by players JD Drew (Florida State outfielder), Matt DeSalvo (Marietta College pitcher), Rick Monday (Arizona State outfielder), and Tom Paciorek (Houston), along with fellow coaches Bob Braddy (Jackson State coach), and Tommy Thomas (Valdosta State coach).

A career record of 1,950-919-9, Garrido is in his 20th season in charge of the Longhorns. Prior to joining Texas in 1997, he built a powerhouse program at Cal State-Fullerton, where he led the Titans to three College World Series titles (1979, 1984, 1995).

Garrido has coached three Golden Spikes Award winners, four National Players of the Year, and 53 All-Americans, helping him earn a ranking of one of the three best baseball teachers in the nation by Major League Baseball Director of Player Development.

Graduating from Fresno State in 1961, Garrido played three years for the Bulldogs and took part in the 1959 College World Series. He then signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians and spent six years in the minor leagues before retiring to coach.

Along with the forthcoming induction into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, TX on July 1-2, Garrido was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this past January.

Garrido is the ninth Longhorn Hall of Famer, which breaks a tie with Arizona State for the most by any program.  

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