University of Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido has been elected to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 induction class, the hall announced today.
Garrido, who has led five teams to national championship titles, entered the 2016 season with 1,950 wins and has led 15 teams to the College World Series. He has received National Coach of the Year honors six times and on March 25, 2014, he earned his 1,893rd win, passing 2009 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Gordie Gillespie to become the winningest coach in college baseball history.
This year’s class will be inducted as a part of the annual Night of Champions celebration of college baseball on July 1-2 in Lubbock, Texas. Garrido will be joined by two-time consensus All-American JD Drew, Jackson State coach Bob Braddy, Marrieta College pitcher Matt DeSalvo, Arizona State outfielder Rick Monday, two-time first-team All-American Tom Paciorek and Valdosta State coach Tommy Thomas.