The Auburn Tigers lured Sonny Golloway away from the Oklahoma Sooners to become their next baseball coach. Gollaway has made a name for himself taking teams to the regionals and 14 of the last 15 years while coaching at Oral Roberts in Oklahoma. Oklahoma reached the College World Series in Omaha in 2010 and one regionals in 2012 in 2013.
Golloway has had opportunities to coach in the SEC previously. “We’ve had the opportunity to come to the SEC in the past. It wasn’t the right time in life.” This time, he said, “the time of life was perfect.”
The SEC is rich with baseball powerhouses including LSU, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Ole Miss but Golloway seems unfazed by the challenge. Recruiting is always an issue in the SEC but again Golloway boldly took on the challenge.
“The question about recruiting, it’s not going to be a problem,” Golloway said. “We are going to hit the ground with our feet running, and we are going to go out and we are going to win those battles. I love that part of the job. I love the chase; I love the competition.”