Augie Garrido
Augie Garrido
Organization: University of Texas
Year: 2016 Inductee

The winningest baseball coach in NCAA history, Augie Garrido has led his teams to 15 appearances in the NCAA Div. I College World Series, with five national championships during 47 seasons as a collegiate head coach.

Garrido is the first coach to lead baseball teams from two different schools to national titles. Among modern-era football, baseball and men's and women's basketball coaches, Garrido is just one of four to lead two schools to national crowns. He is also the first coach to win national championships in four different decades and is one of only three coaches in history to win five or more NCAA titles.

As head coach at Texas since 1996, Garrido has guided the Longhorns to Omaha eight times, including CWS titles in 2002 and 2005 and runner-up finishes in 2004 and 2009. Texas most recently qualified for the College World Series in 2014. Garrido has seven Big 12 regular-season titles and five tournament crowns on his resume.

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 netted seven CWS appearances, one national runner-up finish and three national crowns.

At Illinois, Garrido's teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament 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), an average of 41 wins per season.

Garrido is currently tied for second all-time with his five national championships and 15 College World Series appearances. He also ranks third all-time in College World Series victories (41).

In 2013, Garrido was inducted into the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame and is also a member of both the University of Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Cal State Fullerton Titan Athletics Hall of Fame.

A 1961 graduate of Fresno State, 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. Garrido played six seasons in the Cleveland Indians organization before accepting his first coaching position at Sierra High School in Tollhouse, California, in 1966.

Three years later, Garrido's collegiate coaching career began at San Francisco State in 1969. He coached at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo from 1970-72 before moving on to Cal State Fullerton in 1973.

Garrido has served as a clinician at multiple ABCA Conventions.