A 10-day signee, Chad was a sophomore at Tacoma Community College in 2012-13. He hit .280 (26-93) in 27 games, with a homer and 23 RBIs. He also won the NWAACC Gold Glove Award for catchers, and had one save, a 0.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in 5.1 innings in seven appearances as a pitcher.
Chad hit .299 (23-77) with no homers and nine RBIs in 29 games for TCC in 2012. He was a first-team Greater St. Helen's League all-star at Prairie High School in Vancouver, Wash., in 2011 and played for Showtime Baseball in the summer.