A native of Ventura, Calif., Baney attended Tennessee from 2001-05 and earned a bachelor's degree in sport management. From his sophomore year-on, he was a practice player for the Lady Vols, soaking up knowledge of the game from Holly Warlick and Pat Summitt while providing training competition for UT's women.
After graduation, Baney played a year of professional basketball in Ecuador in 2006 and also landed a job as varsity and junior varsity boys assistant basketball coach at Briarcrest Christian High School from 2005-2009 and again in 2011. While there, he helped Briarcrest to a TSSAA Division II state championship in 2008.
His most recent stop in coaching came at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., where he served as head assistant men's basketball coach in 2010-11. Among his roles there were serving as recruiting coordinator and handling basketball operations.