Tanioka hails from Tokyo, Japan, and earned her BS in Physical Education from Nippon Taiiku Daigaku in 1999. She went on to earn her MA in Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2003.
Tanioka's responsibilities at Miami include women's soccer and men's swimming and diving.
Nippon Taiiku Daigaku, B.S. '99
University of Nebraska at Omaha, M.A. '03