TAYLOR WILLIAMSON I COACH
Taylor Williamson grew up in Edina, MN where she spent her youth playing boys hockey. She played for the Edina High School Girls Varsity team where she still holds the Edina High School’s all-time scoring and points records. She was a member of the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps from 2008-2015. Taylor’s international hockey career included competing on the USA Under 18 National Team from 2012-2014. In 2014, they won the silver medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. In 2015, she was named Minnesota’s Ms. Hockey and USA Today “All-USA Girls Hockey First Team Player”.
Taylor attended the University of Minnesota from 2015-2019, and graduated with a double major in Business Marketing and Human Resource Development. She was a member of the 2015-2016 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey National Championship Team. During her time with the Gophers, Taylor earned a spot on the USA Under 22 National Team, where the US faced Canada in a 3-Game Series in Calgary. As Taylor’s collegiate career came to an end, she capped her hockey career off as an AHCA All-American Scholar, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, All-Big Ten Honoree, and Minnesota’s Big Ten Conference Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winner.
After retiring as a player, Taylor jumped right into coaching where she discovered quickly that this was her true passion. She became the head coach at Wayzata High School (the largest school and hockey association in Minnesota). Along with managing the Wayzata High School Girls Hockey program, she also ran development clinics for players at the U8 level. During the off-season she trained many elite players in the Twin Cities area as a personal skills coach, and since then has aligned with Adam to help her players reach their full potential.
Taylor comes from a family with deep roots in hockey. Her grandfather Murray Williamson coached two US Olympic Hockey Teams in 1968 and 1972, where his team won the Silver Medal in the Olympic Games hosted in Sapporo Japan. He was later elected into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. Taylor’s father Dean, played college hockey at the University of Minnesota and has coached youth, high school and college hockey over the past 30 years.
At Oates Sports Group Taylor works closely with players at all stages of their hockey journey. From the youth level to professional players, she provides on-ice skill development, video coaching, and mentorship based on Adam’s core principles and philosophies. She is currently working with players primarily in Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, but covers all parts of the United States.