Augie Garrido, Legendary Texas Baseball Coach Retires at 77

FILE - In this Saturday, May 21, 2016, file photo, Texas coach Augie Garrido sings "The Eyes of Texas" with the team after Texas defeated Baylor 7-6 in an NCAA college baseball game in Austin, Texas. Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, is out after 20 seasons at Texas. The decision Monday, May 30, 2016, comes after the Longhorns' first losing season since 1998. . (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

University of Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido announces his retirement.

Augie Garrido is one of the most legendary head coaches in the history of college athletics, not just baseball. Over his 20 year career at the University of Texas, he amassed 1,975 wins, making him the winningest college baseball coach of all time.

77 year old Garrido was being “relinquished from is duties” as baseball coach, which means whatever it means, but I refuse to publish anything that can be misconstrued for him being fired. You don’t fire a coach like Augie Garrido. He will remain as a special assistant to athletic director Mike Perrin.

Over his long coaching career, along with 1,975 victories, he also racked up 5 College World Series titles. He won two with Texas, and three with Cal State Fullerton. Even more than the wins and College World Series titles, one could argue that Augie is more known for his epic post game rants, most notably this one.

I’ll never forget one of my favorite lines of all time right from the mouth of the legend Augie Garrido.

“This isn’t about some god damn game, this is about our lives!”

They don’t make coaches like Augie anymore. It’s simple, America doesn’t allow it, and thus neither will college athletics. Sure there are coaches with a bit more fire than others, but could you imagine if a tape like this released today featuring a college coach? He’d be removed of his duties immediately. But there’s no secret why he’s the winningest coach of all time. It’s sad kids will miss out on the opportunity to play for coaches like him in the future. I grew up always playing for coaches that resembled this kind of fire, and I wouldn’t have traded their styles for any. Enjoy your retirement Augie.