As of Saturday night, Augie Garrido has been hospitalized after a serious medical situation, according to a report first broken on twitter by d1baseball.com’s Kendall Rogers.
Currently, not much more is known other than that Garrido is battling “a very serious medical situation.” Neither the school nor any other outlets have provided any information about Garrido’s condition beyond this:
Got a tip earlier today that Augie Garrido was in bad health. I guess this confirms it. Thoughts and prayers for #16. https://t.co/iBDLIe0tqP— Mike Barnes (@MikeB_KVUE) March 12, 2018
According to several other reports from the baseball community, Garrido suffered a stroke and was unconscious until the early hours of Tuesday, when he awakened. During Tuesday’s game against Arkansas in Fayetteville, the team displayed a “get well” message on tape in the visiting dugout.
Garrido is widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches of the college baseball level. He made his name at Cal State Fullerton, winning three NCAA titles from 1973-1987 and 1991-1996 before joining Texas in 1997.
In his 20 seasons as the Texas head baseball coach, Garrido won two NCAA Championships (2002 and 2005) and appeared in eight College World Series, most recently in 2014. To go along with his national achievements, Garrido won seven Big 12 Championships with Texas.
After the 2016 season, Garrido stepped down as head coach and began serving as a special assistant to the athletic director — a role he still holds today. Garrido left Texas as the college all-time leader in wins with 1,975, with 824 of those coming at the University of Texas. He is 79 years old.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes. Until then, keep your thoughts and your horns up for one of the most legendary coaches to grace the Forty Acres.