June 26, 2013
AUBURN - For Scott Foxhall, Wednesday brought good news. He's not going anywhere.
Foxhall, Auburn's pitching coach from 2009-2011 and chief recruiter the past two seasons, will be the pitching coach on the staff first-year head coach Sunny Golloway, who moved from Oklahoma to replace John Pawlowski.
"It's a blessing," Foxhall said. "That doesn't usually happen."
After Oklahoma pitching coach Jack Giese decided not to make the move, Golloway was looking for a pitching coach. After talking to Foxhall, he knew he had his man.
"After meeting with Scott on a few occasions and visiting with him, it became very apparent to me that he has the ability and experience to lead our pitching staff toward the championships that we pursue," Golloway said.
Golloway said he talked with high school and junior colleges in Auburn's recruiting area and to pitching coaches around the SEC and heard "nothing but rave reviews regarding Scott's ability to not only coach student-athletes, but also recruit."
Foxhall's 2013 recruiting class was ranked No. 9 in the country by Baseball America and No. 22 by Collegiate baseball as Auburn landed back-to-back top 25 recruiting classes for the first time since 2005-2006.
A former Auburn pitcher, Foxhall said he Golloway made a strong impression when they talked.
"I am equally excited and very grateful to be a part of Auburn baseball and to be in Coach Golloway's system of winning," Foxhall said. "Sunny's vision for the success of Auburn baseball is impressive. I am looking forward to passionately implementing his vision with our current players and on the recruiting trail."
As the pitching coach at College of Charleston, Foxhall coached the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year four times in his final five seasons. In 2008, his staff led the conference in strikeouts with 480 and saves with 18. His 2007 staff led the league in strikeouts with 445 and opponent batting average at .275.
During Foxhall's coaching tenures at Auburn and College of Charleston, 54 total players have been drafted, four players have been named conference Player of the Year, four have been named Pitcher of the Year and one has been named the conference Freshman of the Year. He has also helped recruit 57 all-conference selections, 17 All-Americans, five Freshman All-Americans and nine Academic All-Americans.
Phillip Marshall is a Senior Writer for AuburnTigers.com. Follow Marshall on Twitter: