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The celebration of the life of “Coach Gus” is scheduled for January 12th.

Austin (KXAN) – January 12 will be a celebration of the lifelong service of the beloved and longtime coach of the Texas Longhorns.

Former Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson, who passed away Jan. 2 at age 91, is scheduled for 3:00 pm at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the service will be broadcast on the Longhorn network.

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Texas Athletics is asking fans who wish to attend the event to help locate service areas. Parking at the East Garage is free on behalf of the Texas Athletics.

The Gustafson family is asking people to donate to RBI Austin or the Child Welfare Center in lieu of flowers.

Gustafson took over the Longhorns’ baseball program in 1968 and led it to two national championships, 18 College World Series appearances, and 22 Southwestern Conference championships. When he retired in 1996, he set the NCAA Division I record for most career wins. He is currently ranked seventh on the list and is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

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