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June 15, 2013

BASEBALL: Golloway leaves OU for Auburn

NORMAN — Sunny Golloway is no longer Oklahoma’s baseball coach. Golloway accepted the same job at Auburn Friday night. The announcement came less than 10 hours after he and his family flew from Norman to Auburn, Ala., earlier in the day.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity because I’ve always held the Auburn baseball program in very high regard,” Golloway said in a statement released through Auburn Friday night. “The history of the Auburn program was a huge factor in making this decision. Secondly, the Southeastern Conference is the top baseball conference in America. Being able to compete in the SEC is a challenge that we look forward to.”

Golloway did not return several messages left on his mobile phone voicemail Friday afternoon and night.

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione thanked Golloway for his time at OU in a statement released Friday night.

“We appreciate Sunny Golloway’s contribution to the Oklahoma baseball legacy and now look forward to an exciting new chapter for our program,” Castiglione said. “This is a place where coaches and student-athletes can realistically aspire for championships, including the national championship, and we anticipate great interest in our head coaching position from top candidates across the country.”

The Sooners are now in the market for a baseball coach for the first time since the summer of 2005. A source told the Transcript Friday night that Dallas Baptist coach Dan Heefner could be OU’s initial target. Heefner led the Patriots to a Super Regional in 2011 and also has won five straight games against the Sooners since 2011.

However, OU is expected to conduct a national search for its next coach.

Golloway just completed his eighth full season in the Sooner dugout, leading OU to a 43-21 record and its third appearance in an NCAA tournament’s Super Regional series in the last four years, and fourth overall.

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