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Longhorn Legend Augie Garrido gone at age 79

Mens College Baseball World Series Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

The all-time winningest coach in NCAA history and five time national champion died from complications due to a stroke. During his time at Texas, he led the Longhorns to Omaha eight times and the Longhorns won the national title twice.

Beyond his considerable professional accomplishments, Augie was always wise, entertaining and thoughtful. He believed baseball and sports had larger lessons for life and that philosophy propelled a poor young man from the central valley of California to coaching legendary status. He always thought about things a little more deeply than most.

If you want to understand Augie’s brilliance, this might be a good time to re-watch Richard Linklater’s Inning by Inning: Portrait of a Coach.

RIP Augie. Hook ‘em.