Tad is part of Salem High's Class of '11. He played baseball with Will and ran track with Will and Chad. He frequently appeared as comic relief for the teen scene, and often acted as the buffer for Kinsey. Other's referred to him by the nickname, "T."
But, when Abigail's cousin, Sonny, came to town, T was less than welcoming. As soon as T learned that Sonny was gay, T began being very mean to Sonny. Will, Chad, and the rest of their friends jumped to Sonny's defense, driving a wedge between them and T. When Will came out, T accused Sonny of "turning Will gay" and punched Sonny. Sonny retaliated with a punch back, then tried to make peace with T. But, T wasn't willing to call a truce. He continued to hate Sonny.
Finally, Will interviened. Will opened up to T and made T see that they're still friends and that Will being gay doesn't change anything between them. T began to act more accepting of Sonny and Will.