He is the winningest coach in college baseball history – at 77 years old with 20 seasons and two national titles. As of yesterday, Augie Garrido is out of a job. He’s no longer the head coach of the University of Texas baseball team. The announcement is being billed as a reassignment but it’s also being called the end of an era.
Kirk Bohls, sports columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, says that the Garrido’s ouster is the last move away from the old guard of UT men’s athletics’ glory days.
“Texas is still emerging from the shadows after what we described as the ‘golden era’ for Longhorn athletics in the first decade of the 2000s,” Bohls says. “Augie Garrido is the last vestige of that. … They’re going through a transition period, and Texas is waiting for the new era, a new golden decade.”
What you’ll hear in this interview:
– His role in the larger scope of collegiate sports
– Why Garrido was let go before his contract ended
– What it means for Texas athletics