Sunny Golloway

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Sunny Golloway
Sport(s) College baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Auburn
Conference Southeastern
Record 0–0
Biographical details
Born Springfield, MO
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992-1995
1996-2003
2004-2005
2005-2013
2014-present
Oklahoma (Asst.)
Oral Roberts
Oklahoma (Asst.)
Oklahoma
Auburn
Head coaching record
Overall 681–337–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Mid-Continent Conference (1998-2003)
Big 12 Conference Tournament (2013)
Records
4x MCC Coach of the Year (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)

Sunny Golloway (born in Springfield, Missouri) is the head baseball coach at Auburn. 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.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Oral Roberts[edit]

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.[1]

Oklahoma[edit]

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.[1]

Auburn[edit]

Auburn University from the Southeastern Conference hired Golloway after the 2013 season to take over their baseball program.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (Independent) (1996–1997)
1996 Oral Roberts 32–24
1997 Oral Roberts 26–30
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
Oral Roberts: 335–156 117–15
Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12 Conference) (2005–2013)
2005 Oklahoma 12–6[a] 7–2 5th NCAA Regional
2006 Oklahoma 45–22 17–10 3rd NCAA Super Regional
2007 Oklahoma 34–24 11–16 7th
2008 Oklahoma 36–26–1 9–17–1 8th NCAA Regional
2009 Oklahoma 43–20 17–10 2nd NCAA Regional
2010 Oklahoma 50–18 15–10 2nd College World Series
2011 Oklahoma 41–19 14–11 3rd NCAA Regional
2012 Oklahoma 42–25 13–10 4th NCAA Super Regional
2013 Oklahoma 43–21 13–11 3rd NCAA Super Regional
Oklahoma: 346–181–1 116–97–1
Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Auburn 28–28 10–20 7th (West)
Auburn: 28–28 10–20
Total: 709–365–1

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Personal[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Golloway served as the interim head coach of Oklahoma for part of the 2005 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 

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