By Adam Dries, Broadcast Assistant
Hello Crawdads fans! My name is Adam Dries, and I am happy to say that I will be part of the ‘Dads broadcast team alongside Andrew Buchbinder this season. I am very excited to have this opportunity, and look forward to some exciting baseball.
Let me start by giving you a little background on myself. I graduated from Western Carolina University in 2010 with a degree in Communications, focusing on Broadcasting and Public Relations. While at Western I served as the voice of Lady Catamount Athletics, as well as the host of a sports talk show called “Season Ticket.” The radio station was my life, as was the Athletics Department, where I served as the equipment manager for Men’s and Women’s Basketball and the Football team. I was constantly seen around campus running errands for one of the teams, or hosting interviews for the radio. College was great, but as do many fun times it had to end.
Once I left Cullowhee, NC I moved back home to the Raleigh area to begin my job search. This led to a position as a Procurement Specialist for a Non-Profit Research Company, where I bought many different items. After nearly two years in this position, I decided to start another chapter in my life and pursue another position. This brought me to my current position as a Procurement Officer for the City of Charlotte. The job is challenging yet rewarding every day, but after a day at work it is nice to escape to the world of sports.
My fiancé is currently finishing her second degree as a Nursing Student at Lenoir Rhyne University. After debating it briefly we decided that living in Hickory would make her studies easier, and would give us a chance to experience the Hickory area. The drive to Charlotte has not bothered me at all to this point, and by living in this area I am able to get back to the sports world after work.
I look forward to a great season of Crawdads’ baseball! Check back to see an occasional blog from me.
Adam Dries is entering his first season as broadcast assistant with the Hickory Crawdads. A 2010 graduate of Western Carolina University, Adam also currently serves as a procurement officer for the City of Charlotte.