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.

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