Tulane head coach David Pierce watches his team warm up prior to the game with East Carolina at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, La. Saturday, April, 9, 2016. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate)

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Augie Garrido on David Pierce: ‘A very fine choice’

Posted June 29th, 2016


Texas’ new baseball coach has the backing of his predecessor.

Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, broke his silence from the past month and gave a glowing review of UT’s hiring of David Pierce.

Garrido, who was moved to an administrative role on Memorial Day, released a statement through UT.


“I’ve known Dave for quite awhile, going back to when he was an assistant at Rice,” Garrido said. “He was great there, and as a head coach, he has turned two programs around quickly and done a tremendous job. Truly, I think he is a very fine choice for the University of Texas. He takes great pride in his work. He’s knowledgeable and passionate about what he’s doing and who he’s doing it for. He’s a heart-and-soul Texan who will make every effort for this national championship-caliber program.”

Pierce, 53, will be formally introduced as Texas’ next coach during a press conference on Thursday. He spent the past two seasons at Tulane and led the Green Wave to a series win over Texas in March.

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