Rad has been involved in the multisport community since 2000 as a coach and as an athlete. In 2002, he raced for Team USA in the Duathlon World Championships. Since then, he has raced in Triathlon Nationals and completed three Ironman distance races among dozens of other races from sprints to xterras.
Currently, he is the head coach for the University of Southern California Triathlon team. Under his coaching, the USC women’s team finished 9th in the country last year with a top 20 overall finish for the combined team. Within the collegiate program, Rad has taken tri newbies from his or her first race to overall podium finishes in the span of a nine month season.
Rad also coaches for the Team in Training Ironteam, raising money for cancer research while training people from all walks of life to complete an Iron-distance race. Year in and year out, the greatest fears of triathletes boil down to the swim. With a balanced, technique oriented approach, Rad has coached athletes afraid of water more than waist deep to complete the 2.4 mile challenge of an Ironman. He has also taken athletes stuck on a plateau to new levels of achievement in the water and beyond.