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Augie Garrido Steps Down at UT Baseball Coach

Garrido will become Special Assistant to the Athletics Director

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Augie Garrido, collegiate baseball's all-time winner is stepping down after 20 years as Texas baseball coach.

Garrido - just 25 games shy of 2,000 wins as a college baseball coach, captured two national championships in eight appearances during his 20-year stint as the Longhorns baseball coach.

Texas Athletics Director Mike Perrin praised Garrido for carrying on the brilliant baseball tradition at Texas

"Augie has left an indelible mark on Texas Athletics and will forever be remembered as a true icon of college baseball, much like the legendary Longhorn coaches of the past 100-plus years -€” Billy Disch, Bibb Falk and Cliff Gustafson. He's a man who for two decades shared with Texas his gift for building championship teams, enhancing student-athletes' lives both on and off the field and winning with style, class and grace. He is a Hall of Famer in the game of baseball, a great man and a true Longhorn legend."

Garrido was the first coach to lead two different programs to national championships (Cal St. Fullerton and Texas). He won national titles in four different decades ,(1979, 1984, 1995, 2002, 2005).

While at Texas, he had two runner-up and two 3rd place finishes to go with the national championships.

The program has been in a steady decline over the past five years, with a 55-59 record over the past two seasons. This years mark of 25-32 matched the season record for losses with the 1998 squad, which was Garrido's second season on the 40 Acres.