Tom Iriye, Utah's associate director of sports medicine, is in his 10th year as the daily medical provider for the gymnastics team. Iriye is in his third year in his present position, having been promoted from assistant to associate director in 2008.
He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Iriye's approach to the gymnasts' daily care includes the design and implementation of individualized injury-prevention programs. He is also recognized for his skill in rehabilitating athletes from injuries.
Iriye has a broad and varied background in sports medicine that includes a decade of clinical work. Before joining the Utah staff in 2001, he spent eight years (1991-99) as a certified athletic trainer for Mountain West Physical Therapy and three years (1999-01) as the director of clinical services at Alpine Orthopedic Specialties. Both clinics are located in Logan, Utah. From 1989-91, he served as head athletic trainer at Mountain Crest High School in Logan.
Iriye graduated from Utah in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science. He later did graduate work in cardiac rehabilitation at Utah State. The Sandy, Utah, native is married to the former Stella Hong. They have two sons: Tevin and Kobe. .