Written by JimR
The town of Brenham, Texas has high expectations for its high school baseball program. I was blissfully unaware of these expectations as I drove to Brenham from my home in Austin in August of 1968. I was Jimmy Raup then, and I was traveling to Brenham to interview for the Brenham High School baseball head coaching position. I had no idea of what that job involved. All I knew was that Cliff Gustafson, baseball coach for the University of Texas, called me to tell me the job was open, he recommended me for it, Brenham is a great baseball town, and he would take the job if offered. With that advice and his directions on how to get to Brenham, I headed east on Highway 290.