Garrido gets two-year extension to stay at Texas

Augie Garrido (Chris Tavarez/KXAN)
Augie Garrido (Chris Tavarez/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido was given a two-year contract extension on Tuesday, pending approval from the board of regents.

His extension keeps him around through the 2017 season.

During his time in Austin, Garrido has led the Longhorns to a national-best eight College World Series appearances since 2000, including national titles in 2002 and 2005.

“We’re pleased with the great postseason run the team had this year,” Athletics Director Steve Patterson said. “We’re excited to have Augie around for another three years to try and win more National Championships.”

The Horns finished with a 46-21 record this past season, finishing tied for third nationally, and one win shy of advancing to the College World Series championship round.

“We as coaches and our support staff are all excited to have the opportunity to continue to help develop the baseball and life skills of the current players and incoming recruits at The University of Texas,” Garrido said.

Garrido is the winningest coach in college baseball history with 1,920 career victories and has a 769-368-2 (.675) record in 18 seasons at Texas.

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