Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, is out after 20 seasons at Texas.
The decision Monday comes after the Longhorns’ first losing season since 1998. Texas will miss the NCAA postseason for the third time in five years.
The university said in a statement Monday the 77-year-old Garrido was “relinquishing his duties” as coach and will become special assistant to athletic director Mike Perrin. Garrido, who had one year left on a contract that paid him nearly $1.1 million, had said he wouldn’t resign and wanted to stay.
Garrido had 1,975 victories dating to 1969 to go along with five College World Series titles. Three came with Cal-State Fullerton, 1979, 1984 and 1995, and the last two with Texas, in 2002 and 2005.
Texas this season finished 25-32. The Longhorns advanced deep into the weekend’s Big 12 Tournament but ended the season with an 8-2 loss to TCU.
from 2002 to 2010 his teams won two national titles and had six 50-win seasons.
Baylor’s McCaw out
Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw resigned less than a week after he was put on probation as part of the school’s reaction to a scathing report about its failure to properly respond to allegations of sexual assaults.
The announcement of McCaw’s resignation came a little more than an hour after Baylor hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to replace the ousted Art Briles.
TCU men’s golf
Chelso Barrett of TCU shot a 1-over 71 and finished in a tie for 13th place at 4-over par 284 on the final day of the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Oregon’s Aaron Wise won the title by two shots. Paul Barjon shot a 78 and finished at 6-over 286 and a tie for 22nd.
Top-ranked Texas enters match play as the No. 1 seed. South Carolina and Oklahoma each shot 3-under 277 to advance.
NCAA tennis feat
Mackenzie McDonald became the first player in 15 years to win NCAA singles and doubles titles. In Tulsa, he upset top-seeded Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State 6-3, 6-3 in singles. McDonald and UCLA teammate Martin Redlicki beat Arthur Rinderknech and Jackson Withrow of Texas A&M in doubles. Danielle Collins of Virginia defeated top-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-3, 6-2 for her second women’s singles title.
Alabama baseball: Coach Mitch Gaspard resigned after failing to make an NCAA regional the past two seasons. Gaspard was 234-193 in seven seasons with the Crimson Tide, including four regional appearances.
Miss. State basketball: Freshman guard Malik Newman transferred. Newman, a guard, averaged 11.3 points per game.