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Texas to host Celebration of Life service for legendary coach Augie Garrido

The service will be open to the public on April 9.

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In memory of the late legendary Longhorns baseball coach Augie Garrido, who passed away on March 15 at the age of 79, Texas will host a Celebration of Life service on Monday, April 9, the school announced on Friday.

The service will be held at the Frank Erwin Center and is set to begin at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30.

This service will be open to the public.

“In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider contributing to The University of Texas Neighborhood Longhorns Program by clicking here,” the school in its announcement.

Garrido, who spent the final 20 years of his 48-year coaching career, finished in 2016 as college baseball’s all-time wins leader (1,975), becoming the first coach in college basketball history to lead two different teams — Cal State Fullerton and Texas — to National Championships.

Garrido led Texas to eight College World Series appearances and a pair of National Championships in 2002 and 2005.