Tad Reida

Tad  Reida

Vol. Assistant Coach

Wichita State

Tad Reida enters his first season as assistant coach for the Falcons. Before coming to the Air Force Academy, Reida spent two years as an assistant coach at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

During Reida's first season with WVU in 2009, the Mountaineers finished with a 37-18 record. Throughout the season, the Mountaineers spent several weeks in the Top 25 rankings. WVU finished third in the NCAA with a .360 batting average, sixth with 9.5 runs per game, and led the nation in doubles-per-game with 2.93.

The 2010 season brought national attention for Mountaineer shortstop Jedd Gyorko. Under Reida's tutelage, Gyorko established himself as the nation's top shortstop, winning the Brook's Wallace Award. Gyorko finished the 2010 season with a .973 fielding percentage, .381 batting average and 19 home runs. Gyorko finished his rookie season with the San Diego Padres in 2012 with 26 doubles and 23 home runs. Gyorko was a Rookie of the Year finalist.

In between his stints at West Virginia and Air Force, Reida spent 2010-2013 running the CageRat Baseball organization. During his time with CageRat Baseball, he helped develop and mentor over 60 high school players that moved on to college baseball, including 15 Div. I players. Included in that list of players was the nation's #1 ranked catcher, Wyatt Cross.

Reida was a Philadelphia Phillies draft pick out of high school. He played collegiately at Wichita State University under legendary coach Gene Stephenson. Reida holds a bachelors degree in Sport Management with a Business minor from Indiana University.

Reida's younger brother, Matt, plays baseball at the University of Kentucky and his sister, Tiffany, played basketball at Indiana State University.

Reida and his wife, Allison, reside in Castle Rock. They have a five-year old daughter Peyton.

Jennifer Hiddink
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