Augie Garrido

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August Edmun Garrido, Jr.

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Augie Garrido was for a time the winningest coach in NCAA Division I baseball history. He led his schools to 15 College World Series and was the first coach to win the CWS at two different schools (Andy Lopez would be the second).

Garrido played his college ball at Fresno State University, where he played in the 1959 College World Series. From 1961 to 1966, he was a player in the Cleveland Indians organization, peaking with the Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League.

Garrido left pro ball after the 1966 season to accept a high school coaching position. In 1969, he won his first NCAA game as head coach at San Francisco State University. He then coached at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for three years (1970-1972).

Coach Garrido's first national success was at Cal State Fullerton. In two stints in Fullerton (1973-87, 1991-96), Garrido won 929 games, three NCAA titles, and 17 conference titles. His time in Fullerton was broken up by three years at the University of Illinois (1988-1990), where he won two Big Ten titles.

When Garrido's 1975 Fullerton team earned a top 10 ranking nationally at year's end, it was the first time any school had done that in their first year in NCAA Division I. It would be 16 years until a Cal State Northridge team led by Garrido disciple Bill Kernen became the second.

Replacing legendary coach Cliff Gustafson, Garrido took over at the University of Texas in 1997. He has added two more NCAA titles for a total of five. In addition, he passed Gustafson as the all-time leader in wins at the Division I level. Through 2013, he had a record of 1,847-847-9 in his 45-year college baseball coaching career.

Garrido has coached Golden Spikes Award winners Tim Wallach, Phil Nevin, and Mark Kotsay. Eleven of his players have been drafted in the first round of the amateur draft and five have been named MVP of the College World Series.

Garrido coached for Team USA in the 1990 Baseball World Cup.

In January of 2009, Garrido was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Garrido pled guilty to the charge in February 2009. The University of Texas suspended Garrido for the first four games of the 2009 season.

In May 2016, Garrido stepped aside as coach at Texas, accepting a position as special assistant to the athletic director. He retired with a record of 1,975-952-9 in 48 years as a head coach. He held the all-time NCAA reocrd of wins until passed by Mike Martin in 2018, a few months after he had passed away in March at the age of 79.

Year-by-Year Coaching Record[edit]

Year School Overall Record Conference Record Notes
1969 San Francisco State University 28-14
1970 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 15-33
1971 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 39-11-1 15-5
1972 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 30-19 15-9
1973 CSU Fullerton 19-33-1
1974 CSU Fullerton 37-17 16-6 Division II Regionals
1975 CSU Fullerton 36-16-1 14-7 CWS Regionals / CWS
1976 CSU Fullerton 48-15 17-4 CWS Regionals
1977 CSU Fullerton 44-14 17-7 CWS Regionals
1978 CSU Fullerton 44-13 24-4 CWS Regionals
1979 CSU Fullerton 60-14-1 23-4-1 CWS Regionals / CWS
1980 CSU Fullerton 49-18-1 20-8 CWS Regionals
1981 CSU Fullerton 47-18 22-6 CWS Regionals
1982 CSU Fullerton 51-23 23-5 CWS Regionals / CWS
1983 CSU Fullerton 50-21-1 22-6 CWS Regionals
1984 CSU Fullerton 66-20 22-6 CWS Regionals / CWS
1985 CSU Fullerton 36-32-1 21-9
1986 CSU Fullerton 36-21 12-9
1987 CSU Fullerton 44-17 18-3 CWS Regionals
1988 University of Illinois 26-20 12-16
1989 University of Illinois 42-16 17-11 CWS Regionals
1990 University of Illinois 43-21 19-9 CWS Regionals
1991 CSU Fullerton 34-22 15-6
1992 CSU Fullerton 46-17 17-7 CWS Regionals / CWS
1993 CSU Fullerton 35-19 16-5 CWS Regionals
1994 CSU Fullerton 47-16 15-5 CWS Regionals / CWS
1995 CSU Fullerton 57-9 18-3 CWS Regionals / CWS
1996 CSU Fullerton 45-16 13-8 CWS Regionals
1997 University of Texas 29-22 12-15
1998 University of Texas 23-32-1 11-18
1999 University of Texas 36-26 17-13 CWS Regionals
2000 University of Texas 46-21 19-10 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2001 University of Texas 36-26 19-11 CWS Regionals
2002 University of Texas 57-15 19-8 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2003 University of Texas 50-20 19-8 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2004 University of Texas 58-15 19-7 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2005 University of Texas 56-16 16-10 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2006 University of Texas 41-21 19-7 CWS Regionals
2007 University of Texas 46-17 21-6 CWS Regionals
2008 University of Texas 39-22 15-12 CWS Regionals
2009 University of Texas 50-16-1 17-9-1 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2010 University of Texas 50-13 24-3 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2011 University of Texas 49-19 21-6 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2012 University of Texas 30-22 14-10
2013 University of Texas 27-24 7-17
2014 University of Texas 46-21 13-11 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2015 University of Texas 30-27 11-13 CWS Regionals
2016 University of Texas 25-32 10-14

Further Reading[edit]

  • David Adler: "Baseball world mourns legendary coach Garrido: Five-time College World Series champion passes away at age 79", mlb.com, March 15, 2018. [1]

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