Whitney Taney  
Whitney Taney

Hometown:
Edina, Minnesota

High School:
Edina High School

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Michigan '11


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

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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.

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 (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 High School All-American and was the 2007 National High School Coaches Association Player of the Year.