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Erwin Center to host a celebratory service for former UT coach Augie Garrido on April 9

Posted March 30th, 2018

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As they did during his 824 wins at Texas, the public will have a chance to celebrate Augie Garrido next month.

Texas announced that a “Celebration of Life” service will be held for Garrido at the Erwin Center on April 9. The service is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., and doors will open at 12:30 p.m. The service will be open to the public.

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Garrido passed away in California on March 15 at the age of 79. Garrido coached UT’s baseball team from 1997-2016. While working in Austin, the all-time winningest coach in college baseball’s history won 824 of his 1,975 games. He earned two of his five national championships in 2002 and 2005.

According to Texas, Garrido’s family has asked for contributions to the University of Texas Neighborhood Longhorns Program in lieu of flowers.

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