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OU baseball: Auburn hires Sunny Golloway

Sunny Golloway was announced as Auburn's coach Friday night, ending his nearly nine-year run at Oklahoma.
by Ryan Aber Modified: June 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm •  Published: June 14, 2013

Castiglione said a national search for the next head coach was already underway.

Oklahoma won 40 games for the fourth consecutive year this season, winning the Big 12 Tournament for the first time in Golloway's tenure and winning the Blacksburg, Va., Regional. The Sooners finished the year 43-21, making the Super Regionals for the second consecutive season.

Golloway, a Stillwater High and Oklahoma Christian University graduate, was 346-181-1 as the Sooners' head coach. Golloway was also the head coach at Oral Roberts for eight years.

Golloway's teams have made a regional in 14 of his 15 years as head coach. The Sooners missed a regional in only 2007 under Golloway.

At Auburn, he replaces John Pawlowski, who was fired after missing NCAA regionals for the fourth time in five seasons.

After coming to Oklahoma as an assistant under Larry Cochell after the 2003 season, Golloway was named the interim head coach in 2005 after Cochell resigned amid controversy over racially insensitive remarks.

Following the season, longtime Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson was named as Cochell's permanent replacement. A few hours later, though, Stephenson decided to stay with the Shockers. Three days later, OU lifted Golloway's interim tag.

Stephenson, a former OU assistant himself, was fired earlier this month after 36 seasons with Wichita State.

Golloway's hire comes on the same day Auburn hired Arizona State softball coach Clint Myers, who won two Women's College World Series titles with the Sun Devils.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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