Whitney Taney
Whitney  Taney

Hometown:
Edina, Minn.

High School:
Edina High School

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Michigan '11


07/18/2014

Taney Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Edina-native Whitney Taney is entering her fourth season with the program

04/06/2014

Gophers Notch 15th Win, Drop Penn State

No. 55 Minnesota rebounded from a Friday loss with a 4-3 road victory against Penn State.

09/10/2012

Whitney Taney Promoted to Assistant Coach

After serving a year as a volunteer, Taney has been promoted to full-time assistant

03/21/2012

Gophers Finish Road Stretch With Pair of Big Ten Matches

Minnesota, who hasn't played at home since Feb. 26, will travel to Michigan State and No. 20 Michigan

09/20/2014

Day Two Gopher Invitational

Women's Tennis

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After holding the volunteer assistant coach position for the Minnesota women's tennis team in 2011-12 and serving as the squad's full-time assistant coach for two years in 2012-13 and 2013-14, Whitney Taney was promoted to the Golden Gophers' associate head coach prior to the 2014-15 season. 

In the 2014-15 season the team finished 17-10 overall while boasting an impressive 11-3 home record. She also helped coach a team that had five academic all-conference selections. 

Taney, a native of Edina, Minn., was elevated to full-time assistant status after her first year with the team, a season in which the Gophers finished 16-9. After the team went 10-15 in 2012-13, Taney and the Gophers showed marked improvement in 2013-14, posting their highest win total since 2003 with a 17-9 ledger. Minnesota also went 6-5 in Big Ten play, doubling its conference win total from the previous season.

Before joining the Gophers, Taney was a standout tennis player at Michigan from 2008-11. She left Michigan with the Wolverines' record for most career doubles victories with 114 and was a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. Additionally, she was an NCAA Doubles Tournament qualifier in 2010 and was named All-Big Ten in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Prior to her time in Ann Arbor, Taney played high school tennis at Edina where she was a six-year letterwinner. She went undefeated during her prep career, finishing with a 166-0 record, going 150-0 singles and 16-0 in doubles. She lost just two sets in high school and won five individual state championships, claiming three in singles and two in doubles. At Edina, she was a two-time All-American and was the 2007 National High School Coaches Association Player of the Year.

MORE HEADLINES

Women's Tennis Signs State Champion

Women's Tennis Signs State Champion

11/10/2017 - W. Tennis

The University of Minnesota women’s tennis program was able to sign Isabella Lambert of Minneapolis, Minn. to the class of 2022, head coach Catrina Thompson announced Friday.

Gophers Tripped Up on Final Day in Hanover

Gophers Tripped Up on Final Day in Hanover

11/5/2017 - W. Tennis

The Minnesota Gopher women's tennis team won two out of six singles matches, and two out of three doubles matches Sunday, and fell to Yale on the last day of the Big Green Invitational.

Minnesota Edges Dartmouth in Hanover

Minnesota Edges Dartmouth in Hanover

11/4/2017 - W. Tennis

Minnesota edged out Dartmouth by splitting the eight singles matches and winning three of the four doubles pairings.

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