Coach Golloway is entering his 3rd year in leading the OK Instructs program. OK Instructs program was started because the need to develop young men in our state was much needed. Coach Golloway has coached baseball at the collegiate level for 28 years. He has been the Head Coach at Oral Roberts University, the University of Oklahoma and Auburn University. He has made 4 appearances in the College World Series. Three appearances while he was at the University of Oklahoma as an assistant coach, and in 2010 as the Head Coach. He was also the pitching coach for Team USA in 2002. Coach Golloway has accumulated almost 800 wins at the Division-1 level, and is currently ranked 18th in win percentage nationally. He led the Sooner program to its last Big 12 Title in his last year there, in 2013. He also is the only Sooner Skipper to take the Sooners to a Super Regional (4 times). Coach is quoted as saying "The wins are great, but the relationships with the players over the years is why I have coached. I am blessed to continue to build relationships with the OK Instructs players to this day".
Coach Tettleton is in his 3rd year of helping develop the OK Instructs program with Coach Golloway. Coach Tettleton is a former Oklahoma State baseball player and professional baseball player. A switch hitter who played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland A’s, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, and the Texas Rangers. He was a member of the American League All Star Teams in 1989 and 1994. Mickey also was the recipient of the Silver Slugger Award in 1989, 1991 and 1992. Coach Golloway is quoted as saying "I have seen many instructors over the years and Mickey is second to none when it comes to developing, communicating, and helping players get better. His passion for the game is second to none, and it is easy to see why he has spent a lifetime around the game of baseball. Baseball has been blessed to have an ambassador like Mickey Tettleton, and we recognize how blessed the players of OK Instructs are to have him around".
Casey Bookout is known as one of the all time great power hitters in Sooner history. He holds numerous records in the OU program for homeruns, RBIs, and slugging percentage. Casey was signed by the Cincinnati Reds and had a promising career before back injuries sidelined him. Oklahoma Instructs is very fortunate to have a knowledgeable baseball man and an even better father, husband, and person within our program. Coach Golloway is quoted as saying "I have known Casey since the recruitment of him to OU in 2006. I recognized early on when we were talking, that this is a man of great integrity and passion for the game of baseball. I knew early on that Casey would be successful at anything in life as he has proven. A great father, husband, Christian, and coach". We are blessed to have Casey in our OK Instructs program.
Craig Aikin is a former Oklahoma Sooner from Coppell, Texas. Craig played in all 182 games of his Sooner Career. He holds the single game hits record for the Sooners and the Big 12 Conference. Craig won a Big 12 and Regional Championship under Sunny Golloway in 2013. He played in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Harwich Mariners in the summer of 2014. After being named to multiple All Big 12 teams throughout his career, Craig was selected in the 13th Round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. He played with the St. Louis Cardinals for 2 seasons prior to retiring from Professional baseball in April of 2017. Coach Golloway is quoted saying "Craig is one of the most fierce competitors that I have ever been blessed to coach. The young men from our 2018 summer team raved about his ability to coach, inspire, and lead". We are currently working with Craig who lives in Dallas, to coach in our 17-U program.
Cody Stephens coaches within the Chickasha high school athletic department assisting in football and baseball. Cody joined the OK Instructs organization in early 2017 and continues to help develop the young men blessed to spend time with him. Coach Golloway is quoted as saying "After meeting Cody, I had an immediate feeling that this is one of our states rising coaching stars. After mentoring coaches such as Tim Tadlock (head coach Texas Tech), Rob Walton (pitching coach Oklahoma State), Mike Bell (head coach Pittsburg University), and many others, I feel Cody's desire to study the game, care for his players, and desire to see them be successful puts him in this talented group of men". OK Instructs looks forward to Cody Stephens overseeing the 15-U teams.
Jade Noles will be overseeing the 13-U OK Instructs team this summer. We are fortunate to have such a great role model for our players. Jade played at the University of Oklahoma for 4 years. Coach Golloway first met Jade Noles while teaching at Whittier Middle School. Jade was a 7th grader and made a huge impression on Coach Golloway even at that age. "I always saw a great athlete, leader, and person in Jade. I remember always saying- Jade is the kind of person you would want your daughter to marry. We are very blessed to have his keen eye in recognizing how to develop each and every player". We look forward to a great summer with our 13-U Instructs team.
OK Instructs is excited to announce Coach Sonny Vermillion to our 2018 13-U staff. Coach Vermillion is one of the winningest and most decorated high school coaches in our great state. The high school baseball field at Blanchard is named after Coach Vermillion. Coach Vermillion has agreed to come aboard to assist Jade Noles and bring a wealth of game knowledge to our 13-U team. Jace Vermillion, coach Vermillion's grandson, is one of the rising young stars in the OK Instructs program. Welcome, Coach Vermillion, we are blessed to have you. Coach Golloway is quoted as saying "I have known Coach Vermillion many years, and fondly followed his success. When we moved back to Oklahoma, he and his family accepted my family to Blanchard with open arms. I've continued to enjoy our many baseball talks. One S(u/o)nny is too many, so what to you do with two".
Darrell Slate is entering his 2nd year with OK Instructs. Coach Slate does an outstanding job of working with our young players. His patience, and ability to communicate with players at this age is second to none. Coach Slate also has a long back ground in baseball, and brings a wealth of experience at all levels to help develop our players to be the best. Coach Golloway is quoted as saying, "Your organization is only as good as the men developing your players, and Coach Slate is as good of a man, husband, and father, as I have been blessed to meet". We look forward to an outstanding 2019 season with our 12-U team.