After serving a year as a volunteer, Taney has been promoted to full-time assistant
Minnesota, who hasn't played at home since Feb. 26, will travel to Michigan State and No. 20 Michigan
After holding the volunteer assistant coaching position in 2011-12, Minnesota native Whitney Taney was promoted to full-time assistant coach for the women's tennis team and recently wrapped her first season as such during the 2012-13 campaign.
Taney helped coach the Golden Gophers to a 10-15 record on the court and an appearance in the 2013 Big Ten Tournament. Along with coaching freshman Jessika Mozia to the team's highest mark of 22-18, she also helped junior Natallia Pintusava, Minnesota's competitor at No. 1 singles, earn Second Team All-Big Ten distinction after a 5-6 mark in league play.
Taney, who is from Edina, played collegiate tennis at Michigan and was a four-year letterwinner for the Wolverines from 2008-11. She holds Michigan's record for most career doubles victories with 114 and was a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. Taney was an NCAA doubles qualifier in 2010 and was named All-Big Ten in 2008, 2010 and 2011.