utsports.com-Aug. 2, 2012
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
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
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