With its Super Regional win over TCU, #1 national seed Texas is the final team to qualify for the 2009 College World Series. It’s not like Augie Garrido and the Longhorns haven’t been to Omaha before. Here are some Texas CWS facts:
- Texas is making its 33rd overall College World Series appearance.
- The Longhorns haven’t been to Omaha since 2005, but it’s still their sixth trip to college baseball promised land in the last ten years.
- Texas has won six national championships. Augie Garrido was the head coach for the 2002 and 2005 title teams.
- Garrido also won national championships at Cal State Fullerton in 1979, 1984 and 1995, giving him five titles overall.
- His five championships are second only to former USC head coach Rod Dedeaux’s 10.
- Garrido is the first coach to win national championships at two different schools.
- 2009 marks Garrido’s 13th CWS berth.
- Garrido played collegiately at Fresno State (winner of last year’s championship) and started his coaching career at Cal Poly (which made the tourney for the first time ever this season).
- Garrido, LSU’s Paul Mainieri (then at Notre Dame) and Arkansas’ Dave Van Horn (then with Nebraska) all coached teams at the 2002 CWS.
Texas was one of three Big 12 teams (along with Baylor and Nebraska) to go to the 2005 CWS, but this year’s Longhorn squad is the first Big 12 team to make it to Omaha since then.