|Member of the Oklahoma Senate|
from the 29th district
|Assumed office |
|Born||March 9, 1957|
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Tulsa|
|1979||New York Giants|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1986||Mississippi State (OC/OB)|
|2010||Ole Miss (co-OC/QB)|
|Head coaching record|
Rader graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then attended the University of Tulsa, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1978 after serving as the starting quarterback for the Golden Hurricane in 1977 and 1978.
Rader coached at the University of Alabama as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2004 to 2006 under head coach Mike Shula. On February 1, 2010, Rader was hired as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Ole Miss Rebels football team after the departure of Kent Austin. Ole Miss did not retain Rader for the 2011 season.
Rader was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate on November 8, 2016. He serves the 39th Senate District.
Rader is married to his wife, Janet, and with her has three children: sons Daniel and Jordan and daughter Kendal. In 1989 Rader was inducted into the Will Rogers High School Hall of Fame. Rader graduated with the class of 1975. In the fall of 2011, Rader published his first book, "Missing Page from the Playbook: Fundamentals Behind the Physical, Mental and Emotional Elements of Commitment". Rader has 5 grandchildren.
Head coaching record
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1987–1995)|
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Western Athletic Conference) (1996–1999)|
|Tulsa:||49–80–1||6–18||* Fired after seven games in 1999|
Assistants under Rader that became college head coaches:
- 1979 NFL Draft on databaseFootball.com Archived March 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Rolltide.com – The Official Web Site of University of Alabama Athletics
- University of Mississippi Sports: Nutt Names Rader, Markuson Co-Offensive Coordinators; February 1, 2010 Archived January 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- "David Lee Joins Ole Miss Football Staff". Ole Miss Rebels. January 10, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2012.
- Ole Miss Personal Bio
- Hall of Fame Inductees Archived June 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine