Legendary Texas, Cal State Fullerton coach Garrido dies

Legendary college baseball coach Augie Garrido died Thursday at the age of 79.

Garrido was hospitalized in California earlier this month after suffering a stroke.

The Vallejo, Calif. native is the all-time winningest coach in college baseball, with many of his wins coming during his time at the University of Texas from 1997 until 2016.

Over his 20 seasons at Texas, Garrido guided the Longhorns to 15 NCAA Tournament appearances and eight College World Series berths, including a pair of national championships in 2002 and 2005.

Garrido also coached at San Francisco State, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton and Illinois, winning three national titles with Cal State Fullerton in 1979, 1984 and 1995.

In all, Garrido's teams made 15 appearances in the College World Series. His 1,975 wins are 18 more than the next closest coach on the all-time wins list, Mike Martin(1,957).

Garrido is one of two coaches along with Andy Lopez in college baseball history to coach two different schools to national titles.

After its first losing season since 1998 in 2016, Garrido resigned on May 30, 2016 and accepted a special assistant position to Texas athletic director Mike Perrin.

Garrido was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2016.

--Field Level Media

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