|Team||University of Texas|
February 6, 1939 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Sierra High School
San Francisco State
Cal State Fullerton
University of Illinois
Cal State Fullerton
University of Texas
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1979 College World Series
1984 College World Series
1995 College World Series
2002 College World Series
2005 College World Series
August Edmun Garrido, Jr. (born February 6, 1939) is a head coach in NCAA Division I college baseball. As of the end of the 2012 season, Garrido has compiled a collegiate record of 1847-847-9. 2013 is his 45th season of collegiate coaching and his 39th in Division I.
Garrido's teams have won five national titles (1979, 1984, 1995, 2002, 2005). He is one of only two coaches, along with Andy Lopez, to lead teams from more than one school (California State University, Fullerton and Texas) to national titles, and is the first coach to guide teams to national championships in four different decades.
Additionally, Garrido has earned 12 trips to the College World Series after making 25 NCAA Regional Championship appearances, including seven at Texas, while garnering National Coach of the Year honors five times (1975, 1979, 1984, 1985, 2002), regional coach of the year accolades following six different seasons (1975, 1979, 1984, 1985, 2002, 2004) and conference coach of the year distinctions on three occasions (1987, 1995, 2002). Garrido's teams have won league championships in 20 different seasons.
Garrido's Fullerton team defeated Texas in the 1984 College World Series Championship game. Twenty years later, Garrido's Texas team lost to Fullerton in the 2004 College World Series Championship Series. Garrido had to apologize for not sending his team out of the locker room to receive a second-place trophy after it lost to Fullerton in the Series. Garrido and the Longhorns were criticized as poor sports after the 3-2 defeat in Omaha.
Garrido led Texas to the College World Series four straight years from 2002 to 2005 (winning it twice). In 2006, despite being ranked #3 in the nation at the end of the regular season, Texas was defeated at home in the regionals by Stanford. Again it failed to advance in 2007 past the first round of the NCAA tournament.
In November 2008 The University of Texas Board of Regents approved a salary package that raises Garrido's guaranteed income from $640,000 to $800,000. The contract includes automatic raises, increasing his annual salary to over $1 million by 2012.
As of the end of the 2011 season, Garrido compiled a record of 1,817 wins, 825 losses, and 8 ties over 41 seasons of collegiate coaching (.687). He has more wins than any other coach in NCAA Division I baseball history.
On April 29, 2011, Garrido became the first NCAA Division I coach to reach 1,800 victories as the seventh-ranked Longhorns defeated No. 14 Oklahoma 5-0 in front of 7,339 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
He is a friend of actor Kevin Costner from Garrido's days at Cal State-Fullerton (which Costner attended). Costner, who maintains a home in Austin, is occasionally seen at Garrido's practices and games. Garrido played the New York Yankees manager in Costner's movie "For Love of the Game."
Garrido is a friend of director Richard Linklater, a Longhorn fan. Linklater is often seen taking batting practice with the team while in Austin. In 2008, ESPN2 aired a 2-hour documentary directed by Linklater, titled "Inning By Inning: Portrait of A Coach", which focused on the life of Garrido, from his childhood to his current job at The University of Texas.
American storyteller and adventurer Woodrow Landfair was a player of Garrido's at the University of Texas from 2003 to 2005, serving as the team's bullpen catcher and winning back-to-back Teammate of the Year awards in 2004 and 2005. In a 2007 article in the Austin American-Statesman, Landfair is quoted praising Garrido as both a baseball and a life coach. Landfair claims that Garrido inspired him to pursue a writing career when, after Landfair accepted the team's 2005 National Championship trophy, Garrido told him, "Let this be only your first great accomplishment."Austin American-Statesman.
On January 17, 2009, Garrido was arrested by Austin police for driving while intoxicated. Police reported that Garrido was driving a Porsche Cayenne west on 6th Street at about 1:00 a.m., when a DWI enforcement officer pulled the coach over since he did not have his headlights on. After taking a sobriety test, Garrido admitted to the officer that he consumed five glasses of wine and was intoxicated. The school suspended him with pay from the first four games of the Longhorns' 2009 season. Garrido publicly apologized, calling his misdemeanor a "serious mistake". He pled guilty to the charge on February 2, 2009, and was sentenced on April 30, 2009.
Head coaching records
|San Francisco State Gators (Far West Conference (DII)) (1969–1969)|
|1969||San Francisco State||25-14|
|San Francisco State:||25-14|
|Cal Poly Mustangs (California Collegiate Athletic Association (DII)) (1970–1972)|
|Cal State Fullerton (California Collegiate Athletic Association (DII)) (1973–1974)|
|1973||Cal State Fullerton|
|1974||Cal State Fullerton||NCAA Regional|
|Cal State Fullerton (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1975–1977)|
|1975||Cal State Fullerton||36-14-1||14-7||1st||College World Series|
|1976||Cal State Fullerton||48-15||17-4||1st||NCAA Regional|
|Cal State Fullerton (Southern California Baseball Association) (1977–1984)|
|1977||Cal State Fullerton||44-14||17-7||t-1st||NCAA Regional|
|1978||Cal State Fullerton||44-14||24-4||1st||NCAA Regional|
|1979||Cal State Fullerton||60-14||23-4||1st||College World Series|
|1980||Cal State Fullerton||49-18||20-8||1st||NCAA Regional|
|1981||Cal State Fullerton||48-17||22-6||1st||NCAA Regional|
|1982||Cal State Fullerton||51-23||23-5||1st||College World Series|
|1983||Cal State Fullerton||50-21||22-6||t-1st||NCAA Regional|
|1984||Cal State Fullerton||66-20||22-6||1st||College World Series (#2 National Seed)|
|Cal State Fullerton Titans (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1985–1987)|
|1985||Cal State Fullerton||36-22-1||21-9||1st||PCAA Championship Series|
|1986||Cal State Fullerton||36-21||12-9||t-3rd|
|1987||Cal State Fullerton||44-17||18-3||1st||NCAA Regional|
|Cal State Fullerton:||665-292-6||255-78|
|Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten Conference) (1988–1990)|
|Cal State Fullerton Titans (Big West Conference) (1991–1996)|
|1991||Cal State Fullerton||34-22||15-6||t-1st|
|1992||Cal State Fullerton||46-17||17-7||2nd||College World Series|
|1993||Cal State Fullerton||35-19||16-5||2nd||NCAA Regional|
|1994||Cal State Fullerton||47-16||15-5||3rd||College World Series|
|1995||Cal State Fullerton||57-9||18-3||1st||College World Series|
|1996||Cal State Fullerton||45-16||13-8||4th||NCAA Regional|
|Cal State Fullerton:||264-99||94-34|
|Texas (Big 12 Conference) (1997–present)|
|2000||Texas||46-21||19-10||4th||College World Series|
|2002||Texas||57-15||19-8||1st||College World Series (#5 National Seed)|
|2003||Texas||50-20||19-8||t-2nd||College World Series|
|2004||Texas||58-15||19-7||1st||College World Series (#1 National Seed)|
|2005||Texas||56-16||16-10||3rd||College World Series|
|2006||Texas||41-21||19-7||1st||NCAA Regional (#3 National Seed)|
|2007||Texas||46-17||21-6||1st||NCAA Regional (#4 National Seed)|
|2009||Texas||50-16-1||17-9-1||1st||College World Series (#1 National Seed)|
|2010||Texas||50-13||24-3||1st||NCAA Super Regional (#2 National Seed)|
|2011||Texas||49-19||19-8||t-1st||College World Series (#7 National Seed)|
|2012||Texas||30-22||14-10||3rd||Big 12 Tournament|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
- Haurwitz, Ralph K.M. (November 13, 2008). "Garrido to make a million — someday — under new salary package". Austin American-Statesman (Cox Enterprises). Retrieved November 15, 2008.
- "Loy goes deep as Longhorns blank Sooners". Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- DeFore, John (June 2, 2007). "Richard Linklater's 'Inning by Inning' follows coach Augie Garrido". Austin360.com. Retrieved June 15, 2007.
- Golden, Cedric (May 8, 2007). "One More for the Road: Ex Longhorn, Free Spirit Rides on". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved May 8, 2007.
- "Texas suspends baseball coach Garrido after DWI arrest". USA Today. January 18, 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- "Garrido pleads guilty to DWI charge".
- "Garrido pleads guilty to DWI".
- "UT baseball coach Augie Garrido suspended for beginning of season".
- "#16 Augie Garrido". TexasSports.com. Texas Sports Information. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "All-Time Results". NCAA Division II Baseball Record Book. NCAA. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
- "Annual Conference Standings". BoydsWorld.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- "2013 Big West Conference Baseball Record Book". BigWest.org. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "Big Ten Baseball History & Records". Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "Big 12 Conference Baseball Record Book". Big12Sports.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "2013 Big 12 Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 20, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Conference records for 1973 and 1974 unavailable.