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August Edmun Garrido, Jr.
Augie Garrido is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I baseball history. He is currently head coach at the University of Texas. He was the first coach to win the College World Series at two different schools (Andy Lopez would be the second).
Garrido left pro ball after the 1966 season to accept a high school coaching position. In 1969, he won his first NCAA game as head coach at San Francisco State University. He then coached at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for three years (1970-1972).
Coach Garrido's first national success was at Cal State Fullerton. In two stints in Fullerton (1973-87, 1991-96), Garrido won 929 games, three NCAA titles, and 17 conference titles. His time in Fullerton was broken up by three years at the University of Illinois (1988-1990), where he won two Big Ten titles.
When Garrido's 1975 Fullerton team earned a top 10 ranking nationally at year's end, it was the first time any school had done that in their first year in NCAA Division I. It would be 16 years until a Cal State Northridge team led by Garrido disciple Bill Kernen became the second.
Replacing legendary coach Cliff Gustafson, Garrido took over at Texas in 1997. He has added two more NCAA titles for a total of five. In addition, he passed Gustafson as the all time leader in wins at the Division I level. He currently (through 2008) has a record of 1,668-777-8 in his 40-year college baseball coaching career.
Garrido has coached Golden Spikes Award winners Tim Wallach, Phil Nevin, and Mark Kotsay. Eleven of his players have been drafted in the first round of the draft and five have been named MVP of the College World Series.
Garrido coached for Team USA in the 1990 Baseball World Cup.
In January of 2009, Garrido was suspended indefinitely by Texas after being arrested and charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated.