Tanzer joined the Pacific Lutheran women's soccer staff prior to the 2016 season.
A PLU alum, Tanzer boasts considerable experience as both a player and coach. He currently serves as a coach for the Washington Premier FC. Prior to that, Tanzer coached for ÖFF, an Olympic Development program in Sweden and IFK Norrköping, a professional team in Sweden's top division. While with ÖFF, he led the u18 boys team to a national title in 2013. Prior to that, Tanzer was the technical director and director of coaching for Smedby AIS, helping the womne's team earn promotion to the top division in 2011.
A 2000 PLU graduate, Tanzer was a three-time All-Northwest Conference selection as a Lute, securing Third Team All-American accolades in 1998. He still owns program records for single season saves (101) along with career records for career saves (289), goals against average (1.20), and minutes played (2,048).
After PLU, Tanzer played for the Seattle Sounders Select PDL team from 1998-2000, securing MVP honors in 2000 before playing two seasons for SIK in the Swedish third division. Tanzer spent 2003 and 2004 played for Sylvia in the Swedish second division before playing fr Smedby AIS from 2005-2008, earning MVP honors in 2006 and 2008 and player of the year acclades in 2006.