You can find “Big Play Ray” running up and down the sidelines, exhorting the Eagles’ nest faithful to get on their feet and scream so loud the other quarterback can’t be heard by his teammates.
You can find him cheering on the baseball team – including his brother Charlie, a catcher – while keeping meticulous track of pitch counts to help his manager adhere to the “if this, then that, or else this” rules they must comply with on a weekly basis.
And he wants you to find him at SHI Stadium in Piscataway working for Greg Schiano next fall.
Raymond Taub, an Edison senior, who has autism, is the Eagles’ biggest supporter, and somewhat of a miracle. His mother, Anne, says doctors told her when he was a child that he may not even be able to speak.
Well, that turned out to be bull.
He’s the loudest, most vocal supporter of his school and his team.
On Senior Night against Sayreville, all the Edison seniors were asked for the game program “What do you want to do next?”
Taub said he wanted to go to Rutgers, and “help Coach Schiano win a National Championship.”
We’ll make sure he gets that message.
Less than 24 hours after his Eagles lost to North Brunswick Friday night, he was the next town over in Piscatway, cheering on his beloved Scarlet Knights, of whom he’s been a big fan for years.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko’s conversation with Raymond Taub, on the field before Friday night’s North Brunswick game (but after he made sure there was plenty of water out for the team):