Sunny Golloway is reportedly ready to bring in a familiar face as his pitching coach at Auburn.
Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA reported earlier this week that Golloway would hire North Carolina State pitching coach Tom Holliday, formerly Oklahoma State’s head coach, to the spot vacated when Golloway chose not to renew Scott Foxhall‘s contract.
Rogers said the move was to be made official by the end of the week though no announcement had been made as of Friday afternoon.
Holliday was the Cowboys head coach from 1997-2003, coaching OSU to the College World Series in 1999.
Overall, he spent 26 years in Stillwater, as a pitching coach and recruiting coordinator under Gary Ward for most of that time. OSU made 11 CWS appearances during Holliday’s time there.
After he was replaced at OSU by Frank Anderson, Holliday served as Texas’ pitching coach from 2004-06 before moving to North Carolina State.
Golloway has had a rocky start at Auburn after leaving the Oklahoma job after eight full seasons.
He came into the job talking about his first team at Auburn making it to Omaha and continued that talk right up to the end of the season. The Tigers finished 28-28 and missed the SEC Tournament.
Three players left the team in late February and Golloway said then, “if the attitude and effort aren’t there, you aren’t going to be here.”
He started the season coaching third base, moved into the dugout to deal with disciplinary issues before moving back to third base after base running mistakes hurt the Tigers.
“I had no idea how many things were broken when I took the job,” Golloway told AL.com in April. “I had no idea and I’m learning the hard way, I will tell you that.”
Another tidbit Rogers reported earlier this week was that Oklahoma State assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Marty Lees was a candidate for the Illinois State head coaching job.