After holding the volunteer assistant coaching position last year, Minnesota native Whitney Taney has been promoted to full-time assistant coach for the women's tennis team and will begin her first season as suchduring the 2012-13 campaign.
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.