Through his years with the Oklahoma Sooners, Sunny Golloway was a tremendous head coach. He helped lead the Sooners baseball team to three Super Regional appearances in four seasons, something that proves that the Sooners were one of the nation’s elite programs, even if the fans never showed up at the home games. However, star pitcher Dillon Overton is one person who is glad to see Golloway out of Oklahoma.
Overton, a second round MLB Draft pick by the Oakland Athletics, went to Twitter to let the world know how he felt. In this comments, he tagged Galloway in the tweets and said that the coach was “two faced the entire time” they knew each other and that he never had any player’s backs. Overton also said that the program made him a high draft pick, not Golloway, and that the coach really disappointed his players. He then wished him well at Auburn.
Finally, Overton wished his former teammates the best of luck with the new coach and said it was better after all the “crap” he went though in his final year with the Sooners. Dillon Overton finished the season with a 9-3 record, a 3.02 ERA and 79 strikeouts.
Sunny Golloway responded to Overton and said that he was sorry that the player felt this way and chose to release the tweets. Later the next day, Golloway removed his tweet.
This is not the first time a player has spoken out about Golloway. His own nephew Kody Kaiser played for OU for two seasons, but his uncle blocked his release, and did not allow him to transfer to play for anyone else. Kaiser said that Golloway only cared about his own image and said that he would have trouble recruiting if his own relative refused to play for him. Galloway wouldn’t even allow him to play for a lower level school.
Now, Dillon Overton is letting the world know that Sunny Golloway was not as great as everyone seemed to thing, and only got by because he was a winner. Should Dillon have kept his mouth shut, or is there more lurking behind the scenes?