Augie Garrido remains a true CWS All-Star and mentor to the OU Coach

OMAHA, Neb. – He may be gone, but the late Augie Garrido is hardly forgotten.

The former Texas baseball coach, who won two national titles with the Longhorns and three with Cal State Fullerton during 15 career trips to the College World Series, was anchored as NCAA-CWS by Omaha Inc. “All Star” before Texas-Notre Friday’s Dame- Game. He died in 2018 at the age of 79.

Appropriately, Oklahoma’s head coach Skip Johnson — Garrido’s pitching coach for 10 years — took his staff to Garrido’s favorite Italian restaurant in Omaha, Lo Sole Mio, which will close its doors on July 2 after more than 30 years in business.

Johnson still gushes about everything he learned from Garrido – nothing more meaningful than playing one game at a time.

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