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Legendary college baseball coach Augie Garrido dies at 79

Posted: 12:21 PM, Mar 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-15 17:21:25Z

According to Texas baseball, legendary collegiate baseball coach Augie Garrido passed away early Thursday morning at the age of 79. Garrido was recently hospitalized following a stroke. 

Garrido was a fixture in Omaha because of his 15 trips to the College World Series, including his five National Championship wins. 

The legendary coach won National Championships at Cal State Fullerton in 1979, 1984 and 1995 before winning two more at Texas in 2002 and 2005. 

Garrido retired in 2016 as the winningest coach in college baseball history.