Augie Garrido

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Augie Garrido
UT baseball coach Augie Garrido 2007-02-10.jpg
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Special assistant to the athletic director
Team Texas
Conference Big 12 Conference
Annual salary $1,072,500
Biographical details
Born (1939-02-06) February 6, 1939 (age 78)
Vallejo, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966–1969 Sierra HS (Tollhouse, CA)
1969 San Francisco State
1970–1972 Cal Poly
1973–1987 Cal State Fullerton
1988–1990 Illinois
1991–1996 Cal State Fullerton
1997–2016 Texas
Head coaching record
Overall 1,950–951–9 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
1979 College World Series
1984 College World Series
1995 College World Series
2002 College World Series
2005 College World Series
Big 12 Coach of the Year (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)

August Edmun Garrido, Jr. (born February 6, 1939) is a former head coach in NCAA Division I college baseball and is current special assistant to the athletic director at the University of Texas. At the end of the 2016 season, Garrido compiled a collegiate record of 1975-919-9. He has taken his programs to 15 College World Series.

Coaching career[edit]

Garrido is a former head coach of the Texas Longhorns, where he had coached since 1997 and currently has a record of 824–427–2.

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 (CSUF Titans and Texas Longhorns) to national titles, and is among the winningest college coaches in history. He is the first coach to guide teams to national championships in four different decades.

Additionally, Garrido has earned 15 trips to the College World Series, including eight 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 No. 3 in the nation at the end of the regular season, Texas was defeated at home in a NCAA regional by Stanford.

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.[1]

As of the 2014 season, Garrido has compiled a record of 1,917 wins, 890 losses, and 9 ties over 44 seasons of collegiate coaching (.681). He has more wins than any other coach in NCAA baseball history, across all levels.[2]

In 2016, Texas had its first losing season since 1998, and the team did not qualify for postseason play for the third time in five years.[3] On May 30, 2016, the University of Texas announced that Garrido had resigned and will accept a position as a special assistant to the athletic director, Mike Perrin.[4]


Garrido played college baseball for Fresno State, where his number is retired.

He is a friend of actor Kevin Costner from Garrido's days at CSUF (where Costner attended and was cut from the baseball team by Garrido). 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.[5]

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.[6]

On January 17, 2009, Garrido was arrested by Austin police for driving while intoxicated.[7] 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 pleaded guilty to the charge on February 2, 2009, and was sentenced on April 30, 2009.[8][9][10]

Garrido is a friend of former President George W. Bush from the time Bush was a part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team.[citation needed]

Head coaching record[edit]


The following is a table of Garrido's win-loss records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
San Francisco State Gators (Far West Conference) (1969)
1969 San Francisco State 25–14
San Francisco State: 25–14
Cal Poly Mustangs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1970–1972)
1970 Cal Poly
1971 Cal Poly
1972 Cal Poly
Cal Poly: 86–62–1
Cal State Fullerton Titans (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1973–1974)
1973 Cal State Fullerton
1974 Cal State Fullerton NCAA Regional
Cal State Fullerton Titans (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 Titans (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 Champions
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 Champions
Cal State Fullerton Titans (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1985–1987)
1985 Cal State Fullerton 36–22–1 21–9 1st
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[18]
Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten Conference) (1988–1990)
1988 Illinois 26–20 12–16 7th
1989 Illinois 42–16 17–11 T–2nd NCAA Regional
1990 Illinois 43–21 19–9 T–2nd NCAA Regional
Illinois: 111–57 48–36
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 Champions
1996 Cal State Fullerton 45–16 13–8 4th NCAA Regional
Cal State Fullerton: 264–99 94–34
Texas Longhorns (Big 12 Conference) (1997–present)
1997 Texas 29–22 12–15 7th
1998 Texas 23–32–1 11–18 8th
1999 Texas 36–26 17–13 6th NCAA Regional
2000 Texas 46–21 19–10 4th College World Series
2001 Texas 36–26 19–11 3rd NCAA Regional
2002 Texas 57–15 19–8 1st College World Series Champions
2003 Texas 50–20 19–8 T–2nd College World Series
2004 Texas 58–15 19–7 1st College World Series Runner–up
2005 Texas 56–16 16–10 3rd College World Series Champions
2006 Texas 41–21 19–7 1st NCAA Regional
2007 Texas 46–17 21–6 1st NCAA Regional
2008 Texas 39–22 15–12 5th NCAA Regional
2009 Texas 50–16–1 17–9–1 1st College World Series Runner–up
2010 Texas 50–13 24–3 1st NCAA Super Regional
2011 Texas 49–19 19–8 T–1st College World Series
2012 Texas 30–22 14–10 3rd
2013 Texas 27–24 7–17 9th
2014 Texas 43–19 13–11 5th College World Series
2015 Texas 30–27 11–13 5th NCAA Regional
2016 Texas 25–32 10–14 T-6th
Texas: 824–427–2 321–210–1
Total: 1975–951–9

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Loy goes deep as Longhorns blank Sooners". Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Augie Garrido, star college baseball coach, out at Texas[permanent dead link]". Associated Press. Waco Tribune. May 30, 2016.
  4. ^ " Bien, Calily; Tavarez, Chris. Augie Garrido steps down as Longhorns baseball coach". KXAN. May 30, 2016.
  5. ^ DeFore, John (June 2, 2007). "Richard Linklater's 'Inning by Inning' follows coach Augie Garrido". Retrieved June 15, 2007. 
  6. ^ Golden, Cedric (May 8, 2007). "One More for the Road: Ex Longhorn, Free Spirit Rides on". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved May 8, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Texas suspends baseball coach Garrido after DWI arrest". USA Today. January 18, 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Garrido pleads guilty to DWI charge". Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Garrido pleads guilty to DWI". [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "UT baseball coach Augie Garrido suspended for beginning of season". [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "#16 Augie Garrido". Texas Sports Information. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ "All-Time Results" (PDF). NCAA Division II Baseball Record Book. NCAA. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Annual Conference Standings". Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ "2013 Big West Conference Baseball Record Book" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Big Ten Baseball History & Records" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Big 12 Conference Baseball Record Book" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ "2013 Big 12 Conference Baseball Standings". Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ Conference records for 1973 and 1974 unavailable.

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