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.

Tennessee's Chris Darrington working his way back from ankle injury

Published Dec. 13 2017

After leading Tennessee in scoring during the basketball Volunteers' three-game European trip in the summer, junior college transfer Chris Darrington...

Young UTC men's basketball team winning some while learning

Published Dec. 12 2017

The improvements of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team have been evident through 10 games.

Coach Jim Foster wants 'accountability,' more offensive participants from his Mocs

Published Dec. 12 2017

Jim Foster was extremely straightforward with his message to his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga players as well as the...


Rodney Chatman, solid defense lead UTC men past Charlotte

Published Dec. 10 2017

Maybe Rodney Chatman needs to talk to himself more often.

UTC women fall flat in loss to Virginia Tech

Published Dec. 10 2017

The intensity level of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team wasn't where it needed to be from...

Vols hold off Lipscomb with free throws, 81-71

Published Dec. 9 2017

Grant Williams leads four Vols in double figures with 19.

Jim Foster's Mocs on a roll despite tough schedule

Published Dec. 7 2017

Jim Foster and his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team have been challenged in a variety of ways...

Mocs' Nat Dixon has regained his confidence as a shooter

Published Dec. 7 2017

It's not that Nat Dixon has become a better basketball shooter this season for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Marshall holds off UTC men's basketball team, 70-66

Published Dec. 6 2017

"Too many turnovers."

UTC men's basketball team uses close games to learn how to win

Published Dec. 4 2017

There's no substitute for experience.

Returning starters leading UTC women's basketball team in early schedule

Published Dec. 4 2017

Jim Foster has a luxury this season.

Gilberts, Lakelyn Bouldin lead UTC women to 87-82 overtime win [photos]

Published Dec. 3 2017

Sometimes stats don't tell the whole story.

Makale Foreman leads UTC men over Skyhawks, 66-63 [photos]

Published Dec. 3 2017

Rodney Chatman told Makale Foreman late in Saturday's game against UT-Martin that if he missed another open shot Chatman wasn't...

UTC wrestlers rout Davidson, lose to N.C. State

Published Dec. 3 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team split a pair of matches Saturday in North Carolina, with both its...

Linebackers from Alabama, Georgia commit to Mocs for 2018

Published Nov. 30 2017

Two defensive prospects committed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program's 2018 signing class late Tuesday evening.

Akron holds off rallying Mocs, 75-70

Published Nov. 29 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team lost 75-70 Tuesday night at Akron.

Signal grad Harrison Moon transferring to UTC from Mississippi State

Published Nov. 29 2017

Harrison Moon is ready for a chance to play football.

Mocs' Jean-Baptiste aims to show no fear [photos]

Published Nov. 27 2017

David Jean-Baptiste carried a Haitian flag as he walked to the podium in the McKenzie Arena press room Saturday night.

UTC women's basketball team wins Music City Challenge

Published Nov. 27 2017

A torrid start led to a solid finish Sunday afternoon for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team.

Joshua Phillips' strong debut part of Mocs' 95-60 win [photos]

Published Nov. 26 2017

The urge to play basketball was still there for Joshua Phillips.