Farina served as an assistant coach at Rutgers and Virginia Tech and also founded the Liner Aquatics Club.
A 1993 Rutgers graduate, Farina was a six-time school record holder for the Scarlet Knights and later worked for four years as an assistant coach for his alma mater following graduation. During his time at Rutgers, Farina helped coach the men's team to a second-place finish in the Atlantic 10 in 1994 as well as nine athletes to NCAA consideration standards and Senior National time cuts.
Following his tenure at Rutgers, Farina went to Virginia Tech where he served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator during the 1997-98 season. At Virginia Tech, he was the primary coach for the sprinters and mid-distance freestylers while helping lead the women's team to a second-place finish in the Atlantic 10. In addition, Farina coached seven athletes to NCAA consideration and Senior National standards.
Later, as founder of the Liner Aquatics Club in Phillipsburg, N.J., Farina was in charge of all aspects of the USA Swimming organization, including administration, coaching, and training swimmers of all ages.
At Rutgers, Farina set school records in the 100, 200, and 500-yard freestyle, the 200, 400, and 800-yard freestyle relay, and was a senior national qualifier from 1991-93 in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle.
Farina is a 1993 graduate of Rutgers where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/History/Political Science. He secured his Master's Degree in Sports Management from East Stroudsburg in 2003. Farina and his wife Amy currently reside in Easton, Pa. and they have a daughter, Gianna, and a son R.J.