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Texas Longhorns baseball coach Augie Garrido to enter American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

Garrido has been head coach in Austin since 1997 and won two CWS titles.

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Augie Garrido has been head coach of the Texas Longhorns baseball team for nearly 20 years and a collegiate head coach for almost half a century.

In a well-deserved honor, reports Garrido will be entered into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame tonight in Nashville.

Garrido led the Longhorns to two national titles in 2002 and 2005, along with two runner-up finishes in 2004 and 2009.

Here's more on his history from

Prior to Texas, Garrido coached at Cal State Fullerton for 21 seasons over two stints (1973-87, 1991-96) and was head coach at Illinois for three seasons (1988-90). In Cal State Fullerton's first season competing in NCAA Div. I, Garrido led the team to the 1975 College World Series. The Titans won three national titles under Garrido's leadership: 1979, 1984 and 1995. His overall record at Cal State Fullerton was 929-391-6 (.703) and he earned seven CWS appearances, one national runner-up finish and three national crowns. At Illinois, Garrido's teams advanced to the NCAA post-season twice and posted an overall record of 111-57 (.661).

Garrido became the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Div. I history with his 1,428th career win on June 9, 2003, and moved past Gordon Gillespie as the winningest coach across all divisions with win number 1,894 on March 25, 2014. Through 47 seasons, Garrido's record stands at 1,950-919-9 (.681).

Graduating from Fresno State in 1961, Garrido played three seasons for the Bulldogs, earned All-Conference honors and played in the 1959 College World Series. He is one of only 11 men to both play and coach in the CWS.

Congrats, coach. And can someone explain why this took so long?