Tara Dreyer enters her third year as Blinn College's communication and sports information specialist. Her duties include providing extensive coverage of Blinn College's 12 athletic programs on BuccaneerSports.com and the Blinn College Athletics social media pages. Prior to working at Blinn College, Dreyer was the Blinn College beat writer for the Brenham-Banner Press where she covered Blinn College news and athletics.
Dreyer graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in December 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in communication. While a student, Dreyer wrote about the Texas Longhorns for the Daily Texan and worked for the University of Texas baseball team. Upon graduation, Dreyer worked in the news industry for six years as a sports editor for the Elgin Courier, a news and sports writer for the Brenham Banner-Press, and a sports broadcaster at KTIM-FM 89.1. She also was a freelance writer for The Fayette County Record.
Dreyer grew up a Blinn Buccaneer fan as the granddaughter of Leroy Dreyer, former Blinn College athletic director and longtime baseball coach. Leroy spent 36 years at the College, serving 27 seasons as the head baseball coach where he compiled a 653-249 (.724) record, coached five teams to the NJCAA World Series and was a 12-time Texas Junior College Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, NJCAA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, the NJCAA Football Hall of Fame and the Blinn College Hall of Honor. The Blinn College baseball field is named after him.
Dreyer is the daughter of James Dreyer, former University of Texas football player and longtime professional baseball scout. James won a national championship with the Texas Longhorns in 1969 before moving into professional baseball where he scouted for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres. He was the Scout of the Year for the Rangers in 1994 and the Padres in 1999. He was inducted into the Texas Scouts Association Hall of Fame in 2016.
Her mother, Loretta Dreyer, received her Associate of Arts degree from Blinn College prior to obtaining her bachelor's and master's degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Her grandmother is June Dreyer of Chappell Hill, Texas.
Dreyer resides outside of Brenham, Texas with her pomeranian, Padre, and enjoys traveling to minor league and major league baseball parks during her free time.