Auburn fires baseball coach Sunny Golloway – AL.com

Auburn baseball coach Sunny Golloway has been fired.

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs confirmed the move via a statement Sunday morning.

“I regret to announce that earlier today I dismissed Auburn head baseball coach Sunny Golloway with cause,” Jacobs said via a release. “My commitment will always be to provide the best student-athlete experience in the nation, and we will not accept anything less.”

The school announced assistant coach Greg Norton will be in charge of baseball operations until a new coach is hired.

The firing of Golloway comes at a strange time for the Tigers’ baseball program as it eyes the upcoming baseball season, which would have been Golloway’s third as the head coach.

Auburn snapped its five-year drought with a trip to an NCAA Regional in May, but was knocked off in the Florida State Regional.

The Tigers finished ninth in the SEC with a 13-17 record in Golloway’s second season.

Golloway has 15 NCAA Regional appearances in 17 years as a head coach and has also advanced to one College World Series (2010). He led the Oklahoma baseball program for nine seasons. 

Auburn hired Golloway in the summer of 2013.

AL.com will update this story.

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