|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Mid-Continent Conference (1998-2003)
Big 12 Conference Tournament (2013)
4x MCC Coach of the Year (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)
Sunny Golloway (born in Springfield, Missouri) is the head baseball coach at Auburn. Often referred to as "The Big Cheese". Prior to becoming the head coach of Auburn, he was the head coach at Oklahoma. He succeeded coach John Pawlowski. Golloway was hired by Auburn University on June 14, 2013.
Golloway took over the Oral Roberts University baseball program in 1996 and saw their transition from a Division I Independent to a member of the Mid-Continent Conference in 1998. During his time with the university, the baseball team participated in NCAA Regionals from 1998 to 2003. Also during that same stretch, the Golden Eagles won the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament championships. Golloway was also voted by his coaching peers as the Conference Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002. He complied a 335-156 (.682) total record while with Oral Roberts and averaged 42 wins per season.
Golloway returned to the University of Oklahoma in 2004 as an assistant, but he was named interim head coach for the Sooners during the 2005 season and eventually was named permanent head coach. Golloway and the Sooners made it to the NCAA Tournament in each of his nine seasons except 2007. The Sooners also made it to the Super Regional round of play in 2006. In 2010, the Sooners made it the College World Series for the first time since 1995 and defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks in the opening round. However, losses to Clemson and South Carolina in later rounds eliminated the Sooners. Golloway and the Sooners returned to the Super Regionals in 2012 and 2013, and they won the 2013 Big 12 Conference tournament title, which was only the second one in school history. During his time at Oklahoma, Golloway compiled a total record of 346-181-1 and a record of 116-97-1 in conference play. In his eight full seasons as head coach, Golloway averaged 41.75 wins per season.
Auburn University from the Southeastern Conference hired Golloway after the 2013 season to take over their baseball program.
Head coaching record
|Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (Independent) (1996–1997)|
|Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (Mid-Continent Conference) (1998–2003)|
|1998||Oral Roberts||45–20||18–6||1st||NCAA Regional|
|1999||Oral Roberts||46–15||14–4||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2000||Oral Roberts||49–15||26–1||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2001||Oral Roberts||48–13||24–1||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2002||Oral Roberts||48–19||16–2||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2003||Oral Roberts||41–20||19–1||1st||NCAA Regional|
|Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12 Conference) (2005–2013)|
|2006||Oklahoma||45–22||17–10||3rd||NCAA Super Regional|
|2010||Oklahoma||50–18||15–10||2nd||College World Series|
|2012||Oklahoma||42–25||13–10||4th||NCAA Super Regional|
|2013||Oklahoma||43–21||13–11||3rd||NCAA Super Regional|
|Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (2014–present)|
Golloway is of Hawaiian heritage. Born in Springfield, Mo., he grew up in Stillwater, Okla., and graduated from Stillwater High School in 1979. He attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College in Miami, Okla., for one year before transferring to Oklahoma Christian College where he received his bachelor's degree in business in 1984. He has also done graduate work at the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma.
Golloway and his wife Charlotte have three children: Sunni Kate, Taylor, and Callen.
- Auburn Tigers baseball
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- 2010 College World Series
- Golloway served as the interim head coach of Oklahoma for part of the 2005 season.
- Crepea, James (June 15, 2013). "Auburn Hires Oklahoma's Sunny Golloway as Baseball Coach". USAToday.com. USA Today Sports. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013.