Famous, decorated college baseball coach Augie Garrido, who won five national championships and who had a career that lasted six decades, has passed away at the age of 79. He had been hospitalized earlier this month after he endured a stroke.
According to Chron, Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte issued the following statement:
“This is a very, very sad day. We lost one of the greatest coaches of all time, a truly special Longhorn kegend and college athletics icon. There will never be another Augie Garrido.”
“He was a once-in-a-lifetime personality whose impact on Texas athletics, collegiate baseball and the student-athletes he coached extended far beyond the playing field. If you were fortunate enough to have spent time with Augie, or if you followed him in any way, he had a great effect on you with his brilliant combination of wisdom, wit and charm. He was just an incredible coach, molder of men and a great person.”
“He will be missed, but the memories of him and his awesome accomplishments will carry on forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Jeannie, and his family.”
According to the Associated Press, who is believed to be one of the first publications that announced Garrido’s passing, it was announced that it was confirmed that the University of Texas first announced the news of his passing and that he suffered a stroke.
As a coach, he won three College World Series titles with the Titans in 1979, 1984 and 1995, later winning titles at Texas in 2002 and 2005. In addition, he won 25 conference championship and earned the title of “National Coach of the Year” six times, making him the first coach to win national championships with different schools.
What is Augie Garrido’s official cause of death?
At this time, Augie Garrido’s official cause of death is unclear,
As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.