Condolence & Memory Journal

We were true fans of yours all your time in Fullerton
We loved to watch you coach. Mu grandson always said that someday he would play for you
Keep the baseball game going in heaven

Posted by Vera Palomino - Anaheim, CA   December 28, 2018

The best of the best at his craft. You will be missed!

Posted by George A. Laurel - San Antonio, TX   June 23, 2018

My heart is sad to hear of the passing of Coach Garrido. The last five years that I lived in Austin, I attended every home game that the Longhorns played. It was a privilege to watch him Coach his team. He will be well missed... Rest well Coach. Kyra Kelley

Posted by Kyra Kelley - Reno, NV   June 14, 2018

Good wonderful man who was part of the Texas Longhorn family. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Mark jones - austin, TX   June 13, 2018

Thanks for the GREAT TEXAS BASEBALL!! Auggie you will truly be missed In ATX! And the Baseball world will miss you too! You taught so many young men not just about baseball, but also about how to be a winner in LIFE! Coach my prayers are with you and family! God Bless Coach! You are among the baseball GODS!
Steven Fowler

Posted by Steven Fowler - Austin, TX   May 09, 2018

I am so sad to hear of the passing of my coach and friend. I was so fortunate to have Coach come to San Francisco State last month for an event, and I, as usual, had an amazing time in his company. He was such a knowledgable, fun, hardworking man. I am so grateful to have been the first pitcher of his first game of his Collegiate career! Augie impacted my life, my career, and my coaching profession; I am forever indebted.

I love and appreciate all you have done for me and the world.

Posted by Tony Magagnini - Montara, CA   April 13, 2018

Augie was a remarkable human being, intelligent and humble, philosophical, full of wisdom. I could listen to his stories all night. He always said to come by the office and and get that baseball signed.....time got away.. no signed baseball but memories. His players loved him, which speaks volumes. What a loss to the world of baseball and friends.

Posted by Jo Lynn Petras - La Grange, TX   April 09, 2018

May God give you peace and comfort. I grew up with Augie Garrido and always admired how he handled his team and players. There will never be another coach like him.

Posted by Janet Raeke - Austin, TX   April 09, 2018

Miss you Coach, Thanks for being a friend,mentor, you were the best not only on the field but in life! Actually you were a great person!
Til we meet again Coach Aug...LOVE YOU!
Love you Ms Jeanie My Prayers are with you always...

Posted by Jaz Ortega - Sugar Land, TX   April 09, 2018

I had the good fortune and was given the opportunity to play for Augie Garrido at CSUF, 1975-77. He always had a special way to motivate his players and instill a positive "can do will do" attitude that would always be contagious. Coaches' insistence on outworking your opponent not only in practice but in games, proved to be a legacy that others to date have not been able to match. I am very prideful as having been one of the founding players under his guidance to flip the college baseball world on its' ear!!! Thank you Coach for your toughness, integrity, opportunity, and love of team development. May "ChinaGrove" be part of your daily rememberance of those early Titans @ Cal State Fullerton.

Steve Herz

Posted by Steve Herz - Clovis, CA   April 04, 2018

My condolences to your family. May the god of peace be with you during this time of your loss.

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   March 29, 2018

Offering Condolences and prayers for the Garrido family and acquaintances. May God provide comfort at this time. I am very sorry for your loss. With Love

Posted by Al New York    March 29, 2018

Augie and Jennie became good friends when they first visited FondaSanMiguel and became frequent diners. A fun and very charming couple, all of us at the restaurant looked forward to their visits. Augie made a college baseball fan out of me. I referred to Augie as a Renaissance Man from then on because of his interest and knowledge about so many things beyond baseball. We'll miss him greatly. Please come to FSM anytime Jeannie. We'll toast his greatness and your love for him.
-Tom Gilliland (Austin)

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2018

Coach Garrido family
Sadden to hear Coaches passing. He was my coach at Sierra High School in 1966. I pray for comfort for the coaches family and friends.

Posted by Jim Edmiston - Fresno, CA   March 24, 2018

Coach, you were a great leader and molded many boys into men. I had the pleasure on one occasion to meet you. It was at the showing of the Movie that ESPN made about you several years ago. I had about eight clients with me and while walking to the Theater, I literally ran into you because I was not paying attention and bumped into you coming out of the SFA Hotel. We spoke briefly and you thank me for coming. I introduced to to "my friends" (clients) and you took time to say hello and made it seem that you and I had know each other for years. That was part of the great person you are. R.I.P. and Hook Em'
Robert White

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2018

Having known Augie since the early 1950s, I and my family will miss him. We shared many teen memories as we grew up in Vallejo, CA.
Augie was a gifted person in so many ways, everyone who was fortunate enough to know him, knew him to be one of a kind, handsome, witty, committed, and a great athlete. He was not only a fine baseball player, but an outstanding basketball player on the Championship Vallejo Junior College basketball team. In baseball, he played in the college world series as a member of the Fresno State Bulldog team. He was a family friend, and my son Paul was fortunate to have played for Augie at Fullerton. My family, and I know all of you, feel the great loss.

Posted by Mark Cameron - Fresno, CA   March 21, 2018


You will be miss. R.I.P.

Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Pearce - Odessa, TX   March 21, 2018

I was a Senior Cal State Fullerton Baseball player when Coach Garrido first arrived.

I remember the anticipation of great things to come. Over the years I did see him on occasion and he was always gracious. Last year I sent His book to him at Texas and he signed the book for me.
In the short time that I was able to be fortunate enough to be coached by him I learned the life lessons he taught.

My only regret was that I was not a Freshman.

My sincere condolences to his Family.

Posted by Bryan Dunaj - Moreno Valley, CA   March 20, 2018

You were a good friend Augie. We had some great times together and you are an inspiration to me in my business career. My prayers are with your family and loved ones.

Posted by Mike Konderla - Austin, TX - friend   March 20, 2018

I was never a player or coached against you, just another coach trying to reach young men to the best of my ability. Thank you for the wisdom, guidance, and drive you gave players, competitors, and those lost in life. You will be missed, but you also will never be forgotten.

Posted by Marc Gilmore - Newnan, GA   March 20, 2018

I loved coming to Austin when I was scouting . I learned so much from you when we were talking .college baseball will not be the same with out you . R.I.P. coach

Posted by Tom Siebert - AZ   March 20, 2018

I admired you and your life's work from afar. As an old baseball coach, when your autobiography "Life is Yours to Win" came out it helped rescue our high school team from a dismal season. I just finished reading it for third time as we prepare for the 2018 season. When I saw the movie "Inning By Inning", I was amused and felt vindictated because sometimes I had descended to a similar diatribes. You helped make the game great, Augie. God bless and Godspeed. For me, much of the 2018 season will be coached and played in honor of your memory.

Posted by Tom Dutkowski - Flushing, MI   March 19, 2018

Wonderful man. I am so very grateful for the time, opportunities and encouragement you gave to my son Ryan. We also loved the years of fantastic baseball

Posted by Pat Ford - Austin   March 19, 2018

You are missed already. Thank you for adding class to an already
classy program. Many young men benefit today from your coaching and influence.

Posted by Charles M. Briley, Ph.D. - Austin, TX   March 19, 2018

We had so may great times going to Titan Field supporting the Cal State Fullerton Titans.Thanks for all the fantastic baseball and memories Coach ! RIP

Posted by Rick Weeks - Long Beach, CA   March 19, 2018



Posted by A friend   March 19, 2018

Posted by augie moreno - vacaville, CA   March 19, 2018

The three years Augie was at the University of Illinois were three of the best years of my life. What a joy to work directly with the master building a college baseball program. Vaya con Dios Amigo!

Posted by Todd Salen - Champaign, IL   March 19, 2018

Augie Garrido's fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43

Posted by - BRONX, NY   March 19, 2018

Thank you coach. R.I.P. Dallas Tigers Baseball Club

Posted by Tommy Hernandez - Flower Mound, TX   March 19, 2018


The best collegiate baseball coach..may u rest in peace..

Posted by Lorenzo Avalos - RIALTO, CA   March 19, 2018

My condolences to the family. Augie was one of a kind. He was my friend. He had a heart of gold. Farewell to a great man. RIP

Posted by Deborah Ingersoll - Austin, TX - friend   March 18, 2018

Farewell my friend.

Posted by Doug Wilson - Austin, TX   March 18, 2018

Posted by JIM BEANE - TUPELO, MS   March 18, 2018

Prayers to the family, friends, teammates and players of a wonderful icon! There's so many memories that will stay with anyone that ever crossed his path and so much to be proud of! RIP Augie! Hook 'Em!

Posted by Shana Roberts - Copperas Cove, TX   March 18, 2018

We will miss you.

Posted by Rudy Havran - Houston, TX - acquaintance   March 17, 2018

We've admired the way you coached! (Coach)
Small Ball...

Posted by Daniel Fierro - Andrews, TX   March 17, 2018

Great teammate and friend at Fresno State. Outstanding player who did it right playing and coaching. My wife and I miss Y O U.

Terry Tackett

Posted by Terry Tackett - Henderson, NV   March 17, 2018

May family and friends believe that their memories of fond times brings them a measure of comfort. My most sincere condolences.

Posted by - IN   March 17, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   March 17, 2018

RIP my hero, you taught the game how you are suppose to. I hope one day I can be considered at least half the coach you were.

Posted by Harrison Lang - Blue Springs, MO   March 16, 2018

What a great ambassador for college baseball, he will be missed.

Posted by Stanley - ID   March 16, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   March 16, 2018

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2018

You taught us how to play the right way , how to win the right way, and most of all how to be a good person. You will be missed .....And thank you for you being you.

Posted by Charlie wilbur - Omaha, NE - student   March 16, 2018

Rest in peace Coach and thanks

Posted by Doug Winebright - Dripping springs, TX   March 16, 2018

May the family find peace and comfort in knowing all sickness, all pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised.

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2018

Mr. Garrido will be missed by so many . When one touches so many lives as he was able to do, the memories he gave us will keep him alive in our hearts forever. Times like these remind me that God can heal the broken hearted; He binds up their wounds. Ps. 147:3

Posted by Tonia    March 16, 2018

He was an assistant coach for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in Alaska in the 1970's. He really made a difference here, and is a name I remember well. Rest in peace, and condolences to your loved ones.

Posted by Cristanne Swanda - Anchorage, AK   March 16, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adraian Barnette - Topeka, KS   March 15, 2018

One of the best I ever played for and against!
RIP Coach

Posted by Ken Phelps - PV, AZ   March 15, 2018