Kevin Padin PT, DPT
Men's & Women's Cross Country Head Coach
Dr. Kevin Padin enters his second season as the head coach of the Florida National University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams. With his top 5 runners returning, he and his team hope to continue building on the previous year’s success.
During the 2021-2022 season, Padin guided his Conquistadors through a strong first season where multiple individual and team records were broken. Both men’s and women’s teams finished as Continental Atlantic Conference (CAC) runner up. On the men’s side, Freshman – David Bellefleur, finished 3rd overall in the men’s 8k with a time of 27:02 and was named to the CAC 1st team. On the women’s side, Mickaela Calisto finished 2nd overall (19:44) and Maryam Abreu finished 5th overall (20:23), both named to CAC 1st team and earning trips to the NAIA National Championship.
Padin comes to FNU (hired on November 10, 2020) from Coral Gables High School where he served as the head coach of the track & field program, overseeing all aspects of the program while working closely with the mid-distance athletes. He also served as an assistant coach on the Cavalier football staff both as a positions coach and strength & conditioning coach.
From 2012-2015, Padin worked at St. Brendan High School in Miami, Florida, as the co-head coach of the school’s track & field team and an assistant with the Sabre’s cross country team. While with St. Brendan, Padin worked with sprints, relays and hurdles as well as strength & conditioning.
He is also licensed physical therapist and served as the manager of Breakout Performance and Physical Therapy in Coral Gables, Florida. In that role, he managed the day-to-day operations of the office and was the lead therapist, completing evaluation, development, and implementation of plan of care. Before joining Breakout Performance and Physical Therapy, Padin was a physical therapist at Miami Physical Therapy Group (2018-2019).
Padin got his start in collegiate athletics as a student physical therapist in the athletic training room at the University of Miami. He also volunteered as a student, assisting the UM athletic training staff with setup and camp duties at Hurricane football practices.
Padin’s certifications include USA Track & Field (level II) and USA Weightlifting (level I). He is also an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
A graduate of Coral Gables High School, Padin was a four-year letter winner in track & field and football.
Padin earned a bachelor of science in entomology and nematology (pre-professional) from the University of Florida in 2011. He went on to earn a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Miami in 2018.