Augie Garrido steps down as head baseball coach at UT

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The University of Texas has announced that Augie Garrido is relinquishing his duties as the head baseball coach and has accepted a position as Special Assistant to the Athletics Director.

The announcement ends a nearly 50 year baseball coaching career which includes 20 at UT.

In a statement released online, Garrido said, "I owe everyone at The University of Texas a million heartfelt thank you's. I came here to serve and I am so proud to be able to continue to serve The University in my new role as Special Assistant to Mike Perrin."

Perrin said that he is "beyond appreciative of all that Augie has done for Texas baseball" and said Garrido "has long been among the best coaches in college athletics, an exceptional developer of young men, great leader and tremendous representative of our University."

During Garrido's 48 year coaching tenure he led his teams to the College World Series 15 times, made 33 NCAA Regional appearances, won 16 NCAA Regional Tournament titles and 25 Conference Championships. He was also named National Coach of the Year six times (1975, 1979, 1984, 1995, 2002, 2005). 

Garrido is also college baseball's all time wins leader (1,975 wins) and is the first baseball coach to lead two different schools to national titles (Texas and Cal State Fullerton).

Garrido was hired at UT in 1996. He brought Texas back to the College World Series in 2000 after a seven year absence. He led Texas to eight College World Series appearances winning in 2002 and 2005.

Texas also won seven Big 12 Conference Championships and five league tournament crowns under Garrido. He finishes his Longhorn career with a record of 824-427-2.

You can read more about Garrido's accomplishments here.