Sunny Golloway

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Sunny Golloway

Biographical Information[edit]

Sunny Golloway has been a long-time college coach.

He was an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma when they won the 1994 College World Series. He also managed the Kenai Peninsula Oilers, leading them to the National Baseball Congress World Series title in 1993 and 1994. Sonny was head coach at Oral Roberts University from 1996 to 2003. He was a four-time Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year.

Golloway was pitching coach for Team USA in the 2002 World University Championship and 2002 Haarlem Baseball Week.

Golloway became head coach of the University of Oklahoma on an interim basis on May 1, 2005, replacing Larry Cochell, and was named the 8th head coach in school history two months later. He took the team to the 2010 College World Series.

Golloway moved to Auburn University for 2014. After two seasons he was fired "with cause", with Auburn claiming that Golloway "knowingly and repeatedly broke Auburn and NCAA rules, including an attempt to destroy evidence of his violations." In February of 2017 the NCAA cleared Golloway of any wrongdoing, clearing the way for him to find another job coaching. Golloway also sued Auburn in 2016 for the $1,000,000 buyout he would be due if he was fired without cause.

Golloway was head coach at East Central University in 2023, then moved to Northeastern State University in 2024.

Golloway has worked with future major leaguers J.D. Drew, Doug Mientkiewicz, Braden Looper, Greg Norton and others.

Source: OSU bio

Year-by-Year Coaching Record[edit]

Year School Overall Record Conference Record Notes
1996 Oral Roberts University 32-24
1997 Oral Roberts University 26-30
1998 Oral Roberts University 45-20 18-6 CWS Regionals
1999 Oral Roberts University 46-15 14-4 CWS Regionals
2000 Oral Roberts University 49-15 26-1 CWS Regionals
2001 Oral Roberts University 45-13 26-1 CWS Regionals
2002 Oral Roberts University 48-19 16-2 CWS Regionals
2003 Oral Roberts University 41-20 19-1 CWS Regionals
2005 University of Oklahoma 35-26 14-13 CWS Regionals
2006 University of Oklahoma 45-22 17-10 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2007 University of Oklahoma 34-24 11-16
2008 University of Oklahoma 36-26-1 9-17-1 CWS Regionals
2009 University of Oklahoma 43-20 17-10 CWS Regionals
2010 University of Oklahoma 50-18 15-10 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals / CWS
2011 University of Oklahoma 41-19 14-11 CWS Regionals
2012 University of Oklahoma 42-25 13-10 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2013 University of Oklahoma 43-21 13-11 CWS Regionals / CWS Super Regionals
2014 Auburn University 28-28 10-20
2015 Auburn University 36-26 13-17 CWS Regionals
2023 East Central University 9-40 4-29
2024 Northeastern State University