#29 Sunny Golloway

Head Coach
Second Season

Bruce Pearl
Bruce Pearl

After leading Auburn back to NCAA postseason play for the first time in five years, Auburn head coach Sunny Golloway returns to the Plains for his third season in 2016.

Golloway guided the Tigers to a 36-26 mark in 2015, his second year at the helm of the program, including victories in the SEC and NCAA Tournaments for the first time since 2010.

The 36 victories are the second most recorded in a single season by the Auburn program since 2004.

Prior to joining Auburn in June 2013, Golloway spent the previous eight seasons (2005-13) as head coach at the University of Oklahoma, where he led the Sooners to seven NCAA Regional berths, four NCAA Super Regionals and the 2010 College World Series.

Golloway has been a proven winner at each of his head coaching stops. In 18 full seasons as a head coach - eight seasons each at Oklahoma and Oral Roberts as well as one at Auburn - Golloway has amassed a record of 745-391-1 (.624), including 12 seasons with at least 40 wins. He recorded a mark of 346-181-1 (.656) in eight-plus seasons as the Oklahoma head coach, an average of more than 40 wins per season.

In 2013 at Oklahoma, Golloway led the Sooners to a 43-21 overall record, a Big 12 Tournament title, an NCAA Regional title and a Super Regional appearance. His final team at Oklahoma also produced a pair of All-Americans, including pitcher Jonathan Gray, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Under Golloway, Oklahoma posted the program's fifth-straight 40-win regular season in 2013, making Oklahoma one of few programs nationally to win at least 40 games in five consecutive years. The Sooners finished third in the Big 12 standings while making the program's sixth-straight NCAA postseason appearance (36th overall). OU finished the 2013 campaign ranked as high as No. 18 in the nation after falling to LSU in the NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional.

The Sooners hosted three NCAA Regionals under Golloway while appearing in the program's only Super Regional appearances (2006, 2010, 2012 and 2013) and making it back to the College World Series in 2010 for the first time since 1995.

Golloway has 23 years' experience as a collegiate coach. He served as an assistant coach at Oklahoma from 1992-95, helping lead the Sooners to three trips to the College World Series in those four years and a national title in 1994. He took over as head coach at Oral Roberts in 1996, and the Golden Eagles won the Mid-Continent Conference title and advanced to an NCAA Regional in each of his final six seasons at ORU.

He returned to Oklahoma as associate head coach in 2004 and was elevated to interim head coach on May 1, 2005. Two months later, he was named Oklahoma's eighth head baseball coach.

Golloway has produced 98 MLB draft picks in his 18-year tenure as a collegiate head coach, and a total of 131 players have been draft selections in his 23 years in college baseball. He has also coached 96 all-conference selections between his three head coaching stops, including 61 All-Big 12 selections at Oklahoma from 2006-13.

Three of OU's recruiting classes under Golloway were ranked in the top 10 in Collegiate Baseball's national rankings, including the 2007 group of newcomers that was tabbed the fourth best in the country, the highest ranking since 1987 and tied for the second best in program history. At ORU, Golloway posted a mark of 335-156 (.682). He coached 16 All-Americans, three Freshman All-Americans and 26 of his ORU players were drafted or signed professional contracts. He was honored four times as Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year by his peers (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002).

In his final six seasons at Oral Roberts, Golloway was responsible for turning the Golden Eagles into one of the nation's winningest programs. The program flourished under Golloway's guidance and tallied 277 wins in that time, an average of more than 46 victories per season, and a .731 winning percentage. Golloway and the Golden Eagles dominated the Mid-Continent Conference after joining the league in 1998, winning six consecutive regular season and tournament titles, and advancing to six consecutive NCAA Regionals. ORU was an amazing 85-5 in conference play over his last four seasons.

Golloway is a former Team USA assistant and head coach of several collegiate summer teams. In the summer of 2002, he was selected to serve as pitching coach for the USA Baseball National Team. Under his direction, the team recorded the lowest ERA in its history. Golloway also helped team USA to a silver medal

Born in Springfield, Mo., Golloway 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.


  Coach Golloway
 Hometown  Springfield, Missouri
 College  Oklahoma Christian
 Family  wife, Charlotte
 daughters, Sunni Kate & Taylor  son, Callen
  Quick Facts
 As of August 17, 2015
 Head Coaching Career  19 seasons
 Career Record  745-391-1 (.624)
 NCAA Regionals  15
 NCAA Super Regionals  4
 College World Series  1
 All-Conference Picks  96
 MLB Draft Picks  131

  Head Coaching History
 2014-Present  Auburn - Head Coach
 2005-2013  Oklahoma - Head Coach
 1996-2003  Oral Roberts - Head Coach
  Head Coaching Record
 Year  School  Title  Rec.
 2015  Auburn  Head Coach  36-26
 2014  Auburn  Head Coach  28-28
 2013  Oklahoma  Head Coach  43-21
 2012  Oklahoma  Head Coach  42-25
 2011  Oklahoma  Head Coach  41-19
 2010  Oklahoma  Head Coach  50-18
 2009  Oklahoma  Head Coach  43-20
 2008  Oklahoma  Head Coach  36-26-1
 2007  Oklahoma  Head Coach  34-24
 2006  Oklahoma  Head Coach  45-22
 2005  Oklahoma  Head Coach  12-6*
 2003  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  41-20
 2002  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  48-19
 2001  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  48-13
 2000  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  49-15
 1999  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  46-15
 1998  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  45-20
 1997  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  26-30
 1996  Oral Roberts  Head Coach  32-24
 * Interim head coach for part of the season
"The goal in this search was to find a proven winner who can put our baseball program in a position to compete for championships, and we found our man in Coach Golloway... After having the chance to hear his vision for Auburn baseball, there is no doubt in my mind he has the tenacity, the passion and the drive to get our program back to a level that matches our strong baseball heritage."
- Athletics Director Jay Jacobs
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