Athletic director Jay Jacobs announced the hiring Friday night. Golloway spent the last eight seasons as Oklahoma’s head coach and led the Sooners to seven NCAA regional berths, four super regionals and the 2010 College World Series.
Golloway cited coaching in the Southeastern Conference and “the history of the Auburn program” as big reasons for the move.
He also led the Oral Roberts program for eight seasons. Golloway has a career record of 681-337-1, including 12 seasons with at least 40 wins.
The Sooners won the Big 12 tournament last season and made it to a super regional. He coached No. 3 draft pick Jonathan Gray.
The Tigers have failed to make a regional for three straight seasons.
Auburn has hired Clint Myers from Arizona State as softball coach.
Myers, whose hiring was announced on Friday, led Arizona State to national titles in 2008 and 2011 and to the Women's College Series seven times in eight seasons.
Myers also led Central Arizona College to the 2002 national title in baseball and to six national championships in softball, including five straight from 1988-92.
Myers was inducted into the NJCAA Softball Hall of Fame in 1998.
He says the opportunity to coach in Auburn "was one I absolutely could not pass up."
Myers is a former baseball player at Arizona State, where he played on College World Series runners-up in 1972 and 1973. He was a third-round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals.