Cliff Gustafson returned to his alma mater, the University of Texas, in 1968 as head baseball coach. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of legendary Hall of Famers Uncle Billy Disch and Bibb Falk. Not only that, he had taken a pay cut in leaving South San Antonio High School where in 13 years his teams had won seven state championships. The Longhorns were to be ever indebted to "Coach Gus." In 1994 he posted victory No. 1,333 to become the winningest baseball coach in NCAA history. His UT teams over won 80.5 percent of their games over 27 seasons with 21 SWC titles, 17 College World Series appearances, and two national championships. Scores of former players including Burt Hooton, Keith Moreland, Roger Clemens, Spike Owen, and Greg Swindell graduated from Gustafson's program to the Major Leagues. Gustafson was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Cliff Gustafson

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