Bill Haney was a familiar voice to UT Martin fans for many years, serving as the broadcaster for football and basketball games. His involvement and dedication to UT Martin was just a part of the contributions one of the pioneers of sports broadcasting in West Tennessee has made during his long radio career.
Haney is credited with helping bring sports broadcasting as it is now known to the region at the high school, college, and professional level.
He began covering UT Martin sports and became the regular broadcaster for football and basketball in 1978 and served as the network’s coordinator. Together, he and broadcasting partner Tom Britt, have brought UT Martin sports home from various venues and under all types of conditions. Haney was a member of both the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Hall of Fame and Gibson County Sports Hall of Fame.