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Legendary College Baseball Coach Has Passed Away

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One of the greatest head coaches in the history of college sports has passed away.

Texas' baseball program announced this afternoon that legendary head coach Augie Garrido has passed away. He was 79.

Garrido was recently hospitalized. He suffered a stroke.

Here's the announcement from Texas:

"After recently being hospitalized following a stroke, Legendary Longhorn baseball coach, five-time National Champion and the NCAA's all-time wins leader Augie Garrido passed away on Thursday at the age of 79," Texas announced.

Garrido is college baseball's all-time wins leader.

Here's a statement from Texas' athletic director:

"This is a very, very sad day," said University of Texas Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte. "We lost one of the greatest coaches of all time, a truly special Longhorn Legend and college athletics icon. There will never be another Augie Garrido. He was a once-in-a-lifetime personality whose impact on Texas Athletics, collegiate baseball and the student-athletes he coached extended far beyond the playing field.

If you were fortunate enough to have spent time with Augie, or if you followed him in any way, he had a great effect on you with his brilliant combination of wisdom, wit and charm. He was just an incredible coach, molder of men and a great person. He will be missed, but the memories of him and his awesome accomplishments will carry on forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Jeannie, and his family."

Rest in peace, Augie.