About the Author: A Brief History Jim Brown is a former coach of baseball, football, basketball, and track. His successful career was diverse, having guided teams at virtually every level of competition in a variety of sports. While at Harding, Brown was active in intercollegiate baseball and served as Sports Editor of the student newspaper (The Bison), during his senior year. When asked what he considered his greatest accomplishment in his long and successful coaching career, Brown replied that taking teams to state tournaments in five different sports is something he would always be proud of. Brown also says that among his greatest thrills, as a coach, is being able to say that he has coached baseball players who have eventually played in the major leagues, and football players who have been named to All-American teams while in college. While at Burlington, Kansas Brown organized and played on an Independent League baseball team that competed well at the National Baseball Congress tournament at Wichita, Kansas. He was named NBC Coach of the Year for eastern Kansas in 1972. Brown was informed by the National Baseball Congress organization that his team would be featured in that organization's worldwide baseball publication. Brown went back to Arkansas when the position of baseball and basketball coach at Crowley's Ridge Christian College in Paragould opened up. CRC is a Christian college affiliated with the churches of Christ. Brown has been active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was, for a time, the east central regional director for the FCA in Kansas.