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.

UTC takes dead aim on SoCon men's golf title

Published Apr. 22 2017

Four years is long enough between Southern Conference championships for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf coach Mark Guhne.

UTC women golfers try to meet high standard in SoCon event

Published Apr. 22 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf program has established a standard of success in the postseason.

Revisiting the five key questions facing the Mocs

Published Apr. 21 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team finished its first spring under new coach Tom Arth on Tuesday. Prior...


Tom Arth, staff may not rest for long after spring practices

Published Apr. 20 2017

With his first spring practices as University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach complete, Tom Arth looked for what to...

New Mocs men's basketball assistants already working

Published Apr. 20 2017

Tanner Bronson and Walter Offutt had a chance to lay eyes on the players remaining on the University of Tennessee...

Coach Tom Arth pleased with Mocs' progress overall

Published Apr. 19 2017

After a lackluster effort in its last previous practice, Tom Arth challenged his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team...

Women's assistant coach John McCray leaves UTC for Florida

Published Apr. 19 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball assistant coach John McCray has accepted a position at Florida under new head...

New coach Lamont Paris hires Bronson, Offutt for UTC basketball staff

Published Apr. 18 2017

With the live recruiting period beginning this weekend, new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball coach Lamont Paris announced the...

Bronson, Offutt added to UTC coaching staff

Published Apr. 17 2017

Tanner Bronson and Walter Offutt have been added to new UTC head coach Lamont Paris's first coaching staff.

Mocs' D.J. Prather, Alphonso Stewart branching out beyond football

Published Apr. 15 2017

D.J. Prather never thought his college career would include making important, work-related phone calls that could affect businesses. The term...

Tom Arth unpleased with Thursday practice, wants Mocs to finish spring strong

Published Apr. 14 2017

Tom Arth wasn't pleased with Thursday's practice.

Mocs' Dakota Davis thankful for early experience

Published Apr. 13 2017

It didn't take very long for Dakota Davis to realize he wasn't going up against high school defensive linemen anymore.

UTC's Jasmine Joyner could be picked in WNBA draft tonight

Published Apr. 13 2017

Jasmine Joyner is approaching today just like any other Thursday.

Chattanooga FC will open season on road vs. Charlotte Eagles

Published Apr. 13 2017

The Chattanooga Football Club will face the Charlotte Eagles of the Premier Development League in the first round of the...

Keionta Davis, Jasmine Joyner among top Scrappy honorees

Published Apr. 13 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seniors Keionta Davis (football) and Jasmine Joyner (women's basketball) took home athlete of the year...

UTC assistant Jonathan Cooley wants 'the dog' in his defensive backs

Published Apr. 12 2017

Jonathan Cooley knows what he wants from his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive backs this season.

Chattanooga Football Club to host Chivas U23 at Finley Stadium

Published Apr. 11 2017

The Chattanooga Football Club announced Monday that it would face the Chivas U23 of Liga MX, the top level of...

Mocs coach Lamont Paris has big recruiting challenge in next month

Published Apr. 11 2017

What does Lamont Paris need in recruiting?

Torrez Finney embraces new UTC football role

Published Apr. 11 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fullback Torrez Finney has a message for whichever UTC running back is following him toward...

Justin Tuoyo, Reggie Upshaw in Portsmouth Invitational showcase

Published Apr. 11 2017

Justin Tuoyo has spent his last four basketball seasons at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, focused on the team's...