Tad Reida enters his second season as an assistant coach for the West Virginia University baseball team, working once again with the infielders, assisting as a hitting coach and serving as one of the team’s recruiters.
Prior to coaching at WVU, the Kokomo, Ind., native spent his previous two seasons as an infielder for the Indiana University baseball team. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Sport Marketing and Management at IU in July 2008.
Before his stint in Bloomington, Reida spent his first two seasons at Wichita State, where he helped lead the Shockers to a 51-24 record in 2005 and advance to the NCAA Regional Championship game before falling to Tennessee in the Knoxville Regional.
Reida spent the summer of 2008 coaching for the Indiana Bulls, one of the premier amateur baseball organizations that has guided several players to the professional ranks. In the spring he was an assistant coach at Bloomington North High School.
Reida lettered four years in baseball at Western High School, earning all-state honors once while garnering several all-conference and all-county accolades. He was selected in the 50th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies during his senior year.
Reida has one daughter, Peyton, 1.