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.

Boyd-Buchanan earns spot in soccer state tournament

Published May. 22 2017

Occasionally, Hayes Wood needs to go off script on the soccer field.

Cleveland wins on Marino's hat trick

Published May. 21 2017

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — One of Tommy Marino's goals for the 2017 soccer season was to score a hat trick. Yet...

McCallie clips Brentwood Academy 3-1 in overtime

Published May. 20 2017

The McCallie soccer team needed a wake-up call Friday.

UTC's Chelsey Shumpert transferring to Union University

Published May. 20 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team ended this past season expecting to have four seniors on its...

Will Estes, Dillon Alexander goals send Cleveland to soccer sectional [photos]

Published May. 19 2017

Cleveland, the third-ranked team in Class AAA, used first-half goals from Estes and Alexander to defeat fifth-ranked Cookeville 2-0 at...

Siegel defeats Cleveland 4-2 in tennis sectional

Published May. 19 2017

The Cleveland boys' tennis team played well Thursday. The opponent just played better.

Former Mocs lineman will join UTC staff

Published May. 18 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program has added East Carolina assistant and former Mocs offensive lineman Chris Cook...

Boyd-Buchanan tops Hixson 3-1, lose senior captain for region final [photos]

Published May. 17 2017

Boyd-Buchanan got the soccer win it needed Tuesday.

Coach Demarcus Covington leaves UTC program for job with NFL's Patriots

Published May. 16 2017

For the second time since he took over as head coach in December, Tom Arth will be making changes to...

Hoover all-stater commits to UTC women's basketball program

Published May. 16 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball program picked up its first commitment for the 2018 signing class over...

Tennis Bruisers top Harpeth Hall, return to state semfinals

Published May. 16 2017

The situation wasn't ideal Monday for GPS tennis coach Sue Bartlett.

Softball Mocs end season with two varied one-run losses

Published May. 12 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team fell behind by seven runs to Samford in an elimination game in...


Mocs open SoCon softball tourney by upsetting Furman [photos]

Published May. 11 2017

The Mocs put together a five-run third inning and used a strong outing by freshman pitcher Celie Hudson and some...

Lamont Paris adds four for Mocs basketball

Published May. 11 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Lamont Paris announced the signings of four players for his first recruiting...

Seventh-seeded Mocs 'feel good' going into SoCon tournament

Published May. 10 2017

If it could go wrong for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team this season, it did.

Owls upset Mustangs in 5-AAA soccer semifinal, 1-0

Published May. 10 2017

Maybe the Ooltewah soccer team just needed the postseason to arrive.

Chattanooga Football Club starts season with new look

Published May. 10 2017

The Chattanooga Football Club will have a much different look this season — from front to back.

6-9 forward from Chicago commits to Mocs

Published May. 9 2017

He had offers from Chicago State, Kennesaw State and UMass-Lowell and had a Sunday visit to Murray State, but something...

Football attendance decline may lead UTC to look elsewhere

Published May. 7 2017

In one of his first interviews with Chattanooga media as Richmond's new head football coach, Russ Huesman admitted he was...

James Lewis Jr., 6-8 forward, commits to UTC Mocs

Published May. 7 2017

James Lewis Jr. needed to experience life a little bit outside of North Carolina.