Tad is baseball through and through. Since five years old, Reida has made the diamond his home. Playing on successful teams throughout middle and high school before joining two of the country’s top summer travel teams: Indiana Bull (2002) and the Midland Redskins (2003). A talented infielder, Reida was drafted out of high school for the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to continue his career at the collegiate level with the Wichita State Shockers (2003-2006), reaching the NCAA tournament every year. Following his playing career being cut short due to injury, Reida began his coaching career with the Indiana Bulls. In 2008 his coaching success continued as an assistant coach for the WVU Mountaineers and then the United States Air Force Academy. Having coached many players who have gone on to play professionally. Reida founded CageRat Baseball in 2010 with the hopes of helping youth baseball players reach their maximum potential.