New year, new staff.
Following the resignation of longtime head coach Augie Garrido, new head coach David Pierce is ready to lead the Longhorns into 2017. Gone are the days of bunting people over to play for just one run. Pierce is ready to make things happen offensively.
Via UT Release: The University of Texas baseball program and head coach David Pierce announced today the signing of 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2018 season.
Pierce, along with assistant coaches Sean Allen and Philip Miller, bolstered their future roster by adding four junior college players and six high school signees.
Last week, head baseball coach David Pierce continued the recruiting run he has been on since taking the job when he added 2018 RHP Kolby Kubichek out of Bryan. Kubichek, whose fall and summer league team is Twelve Baseball based out of College Station, touched base with IT to talk about what led him to leave Aggieland and head to Austin.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of a successful college program, and David Pierce knows it.
Since the former Tulane skipper was hired as head coach of the Texas Longhorns, action on the recruiting trail is more active than it has been in years.
AUSTIN — In the press conference introducing new Longhorn head baseball coach David Pierce, a variety of emotions filled the room. Athletic director Mike Perrin beamed with pride about the third revenue sport hire in as many years.
A Texas native who has spent most of his 27-year career coaching in the state, David Pierce has been named head baseball coach at The University of Texas, Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin announced Wednesday. Pierce, just the fifth Longhorn head coach since 1911 (with the exception of the war years of 1943-45 when Blair Cherry was at the helm), is the 13th head coach in 122 years of Texas baseball. He will be introduced on Thursday at a news conference on the UT campus.
AUSTIN, Texas – After a record-setting and storied 48-year baseball coaching career, including 20 years at The University of Texas, Augie Garrido is accepting a position as Special Assistant to the Athletics Director and relinquishing his duties as the Longhorns coach, Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin said on Monday.
Disappointing seasons sure are disappointing, especially when they come on the heels of another disappointing season. When four of the last five seasons have been disappointing for Texas Baseball, well, I think you get the picture.
Most of you, I would suspect, will not agree with what I’m about to say. If you are on this site, you probably are serious about your Longhorns, you have high expectations for UT sports teams, and you want the school to always strive to do the right thing.
Which is why Augie Garrido should be allowed to finish his contract next year as the Texas baseball coach.
AUSTIN — Having pride in a program or organization is a good thing. However, when the only thing that instills pride is the organization itself rather than the product, there can be issues.