Aug. 2, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Her coaching staff and operations director have been in place since early May, and Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced Thursday the final components of her administrative team.
Warlick named long-time Lenoir City High School administrator Janet McGee as assistant to the head coach and has added Josh Baney, a former college and high school coach and Lady Vol practice player, as a graduate assistant.
"Janet possesses great organization and administrative skills from her previous positions as an athletics director and coach," Warlick said. "Josh has coaching experience at both the high school and college levels, and, of course, is familiar with this program as a practice player. I am pleased to add Janet and Josh, and the talents they possess, to our staff."
McGee has worked at LCHS since 1983 and had been serving as assistant principal for freshmen as well as the school's athletic director prior to joining Warlick's staff. During her 31-year tenure there, she also taught science, wellness, physical education and driver's education and coached basketball, softball and golf.
A 1981 graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education, McGee added a master's in administration and supervision in 1993 and a specialist in education certificate in educational administration and supervision in 1995. She was a four-year member of the Tennessee Tech basketball team from 1977-82.
McGee's primary duties will include handling day-to-day operations in the office, assisting in on-campus recruiting activities and serving as a liaison for academics and community service.
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 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. His duties at UT will include aiding the Lady Vol coaching staff with recruiting and media editing.