Auburn assistant baseball coach Scott Foxhall will be retained on new head
coach Sunny Golloway's staff as the Tigers' pitching coach, Golloway announced
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 towards the championships that we pursue," Golloway said. "I visited with
many high school and junior college coaches in our recruiting base area, and
also talked to many pitching coaches around the SEC, and have heard nothing but
rave reviews regarding Scott's ability to not only coach student-athletes, but
also recruit outstanding prospective student-athletes to our Auburn campus.
am extremely excited to have him join our staff and know that he believes in
our philosophy of recruiting players of the best character and athleticism to
form a championship-caliber team year in and year out. This became apparent to
me because of the character and true love for Auburn University that Scott
Foxhall revealed in our conversations. We are fortunate and blessed to have him
within our family."
will enter his sixth season at Auburn in 2013-14. The architect of Auburn's
last several recruiting classes, he has continued to land some of the top
talent in the southeast and from around the country. His class for the 2013
season was ranked ninth-best in the country by Baseball America and 22nd
by Collegiate Baseball, and he pulled in the 23rd-best class in
2012, giving Auburn back-to-back top-25 recruiting classes for the first time
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."
will once again be the Tigers' pitching coach, a position he held his first
three years on the Plains. In his 16 years as a collegiate coach, Foxhall
has seen 29 of his pitchers selected in the Major League Baseball draft,
including seven in the first 10 rounds. He has also helped numerous pitchers
improve their draft status by an average of 28 rounds. All seven of his players
that went in the first 10 rounds were undrafted prospects before playing for
heading to Auburn, Foxhall had an outstanding final five seasons at the College
of Charleston, coaching the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year four times
while also molding one of the better overall pitching staffs in the league. In
2008 his staff led the conference in strikeouts (480) and saves (18) while his
2007 staff led the SoCon in strikeouts (445) and opponent batting average
(.275) and was second in the league with a 4.82 ERA.
2006 the CofC pitching staff ranked second nationally with a 3.02 ERA behind
eventual 2007 13th-round pick Nick Chigges, who went 11-2, earned All-America
honors and was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year in both 2006
and 2007, the first time a player repeated as the winner in league history.
2005 Foxhall's pitching staff led the Southern Conference with a 4.09 ERA while
in 2004 he led a very young but talented corps of pitchers to a school- and SoCon-record
of 47 wins and a 4.35 team ERA, holding opponents to a conference-low .268
batting average against.
Foxhall's coaching tenures at Auburn and CofC, 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-America honorees, five Freshman All-Americans and nine Academic
of Foxhall's former players at C of C are currently playing in the major
leagues – outfielder Brett Gardner (Yankees) and pitcher Michael Kohn (Angels).
spent two years as a pitcher at Auburn under legendary coach Hal Baird before
heading to College of Charleston, where he was a three-time letter winner from
1992-94. He is among College of Charleston's all-time leaders in strikeouts
(156), games started (28), complete games (nine) and innings pitched (193.2).
The Greer, S.C., native earned a degree in Education.
Foxhall and his wife, the former Laura Ballenger, have twin children, Kade and Kennedy (5).
INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn Athletics