Gene Henley (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6311
Gene has been with the Times Free Press since July 2008. Prior to that, he spent three years covering sports for the Cleveland Daily Banner. He now covers UTC athletics, focusing on football and basketball. Gene spent three years playing college basketball, then played a year of semi-professional before starting with the Cleveland Daily Banner in 2005. His passion is basketball, but he loves all sports of all kinds. He does consider himself a fan of the Bulls (NBA), 49ers (NFL) and Cubs (MLB) at the professional level. Gene lives in Cleveland and has a 12-year old son, Judah.

Senior captains continue to encourage disappointed Mocs

Published Oct. 17 2017

Entering the fourth quarter of Saturday's 30-10 loss to Mercer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior receiver Alphonso Stewart walked...

UTC freshman James Lewis Jr. a big fan of former SMU star

Published Oct. 17 2017

When asked who was the pattern for his basketball game, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman forward James Lewis Jr....

UTC defense better but not at its best in loss at Mercer [photos]

Published Oct. 16 2017

It's always something.

Calhoun's Kaelan Riley, Chandler Curtis help Mercer beat Mocs 30-10 [photos]

Published Oct. 15 2017

The walk back to the locker room was another long, quiet one for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football...

Coach Tom Arth takes blame for Mocs' difficulties

Published Oct. 15 2017

After Saturday's third consecutive loss by 20 points or more, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Tom Arth raised...

Dale Warren returns to UTC lineup today

Published Oct. 14 2017

The first six games of this season, Dale Warren was a spectator for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football games.

UTC's Copeland learning on the job as it turns out

Published Oct. 13 2017

It was supposed to be a year of learning for freshman Cole Copeland at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

UTC Mocs know turnover margin must improve

Published Oct. 12 2017

Plenty of changes at quarterback. Plenty of new faces on the offensive line.

UTC women's basketball freshman center draw comparisons with program great

Published Oct. 12 2017

Rochelle Lee won't be able to escape the comparisons.

UTC volleyball team drops home match to ETSU in five sets

Published Oct. 12 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team picked the wrong set to have a slow start.

UTC Mocs determined to stay positive despite 1-5 record

Published Oct. 11 2017

When asked about the next month's set of games Tuesday, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive tackle Derek Mahaffey had...

Mercer coach Bobby Lamb wary of 'hungry' and 'dangerous' Mocs

Published Oct. 11 2017

Mercer has been in this position before — coming off a big performance against a good football team.

Ford leads volleyball Mocs against ETSU tonight

Published Oct. 11 2017

Ally Ford has spent much of her University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball career watching others perform.

UTC Mocs defense trying to get it back together

Published Oct. 10 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football defense was carved up last Saturday by Furman.

Guard Jonathan Bryant may play as a freshman for basketball Mocs

Published Oct. 10 2017

Jonathan Bryant looks the part.

UTC Mocs still struggling to get ground game going [photos]

Published Oct. 9 2017

The woes of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga rushing attack have been on full display all season.

Furman's Paladins overpower UTC on homecoming, 41-17 [photos]

Published Oct. 8 2017

Furman decided it was going to run on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team.

UTC's Cole Copeland impressive but says he must improve

Published Oct. 8 2017

Cole Copeland was good Saturday.

Mocs fall to 1-5 with loss to Furman: 3 things we learned

Published Oct. 7 2017

True freshman Cole Copeland had 317 yards and two touchdowns in his first start in the 24-point loss.

Mocs may turn to Cole Copeland at QB today

Published Oct. 7 2017

During the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's first evening football practice of the preseason, Tom Arth was throwing passes to...