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 women's basketball team falls short in upset bid at Mercer

Published Feb. 23 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team lost 65-56 to Southern Conference-leading Mercer Thursday night at Hawkins Arena...

Mocs' Lamont Paris sees hope in Queen's 'We Are the Champions'

Published Feb. 23 2018

Driving to McKenzie Arena for last Saturday's Southern Conference game against Wofford, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach...

Emma Sturdivant leads softball Mocs into Frost Classic

Published Feb. 23 2018

It appears that time off treated Emma Sturdivant well.

UTC women visit SoCon leader Mercer tonight

Published Feb. 22 2018

Jim Foster and Aryanna Gilbert have been in Mercer's position.

SoCon Basketball Notebook: Spartans hot on Bucs' heels now

Published Feb. 22 2018

The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team entered Tuesday night's home game against The Citadel needing only a win...

Chattanooga Football Club releases 2018 schedule

Published Feb. 20 2018

Ten total home matches highlight the Chattanooga Football Club schedule, which was announced Monday afternoon.

UTC football staff is at full strength with spring practices starting this week

Published Feb. 19 2018

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Tom Arth recently announced defensive line coach Davern Williams, inside linebackers coach Oscar...

Brooke Burns helps UTC women overwhelm Wofford, 76-46 [photos]

Published Feb. 18 2018

Jim Foster challenged his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team in a number of ways after back-to-back losses...

Wofford's Fletcher Magee scores 45 in win over Mocs [photos]

Published Feb. 18 2018

To appreciate fully what Fletcher Magee did inside McKenzie Arena on Saturday, one would have to consider everything happening around...

UTC wrestlers close regular season with road win

Published Feb. 18 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team closed its regular season Saturday with a 27-6 win over Campbell in...

UTC's Gilbert sisters have been part of much success

Published Feb. 17 2018

With only a year's difference in age, sisters Aryanna and Keiana Gilbert have had their basketball careers intertwined throughout. Now...

Joshua Phillips gets his second UTC senior day for a short career

Published Feb. 17 2018

Everything during Joshua Phillips' career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has fallen into place.


UTC wrestler Connor Tolley grateful for his health, return to mat

Published Feb. 17 2018

Connor Tolley thought he was done wrestling.

Rodney Chatman injured as Mocs lose at Furman

Published Feb. 16 2018

The margin of error for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team is very small this season.

Furman women take control, defeat UTC 50-45

Published Feb. 16 2018

Women's basketball opponents naturally are attempting to take advantage of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's weaknesses this season.

Softball Mocs rally from five runs down to beat Tennessee Tech

Published Feb. 16 2018

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball coach Frank Reed had a bad feeling about Thursday's game against Tennessee Tech before...

Makale Foreman a durable defender for UTC men's basketball team

Published Feb. 15 2018

Defense runs in Makale Foreman's family.

UTC's Lakelyn Bouldin working to become more complete player

Published Feb. 15 2018

Lakelyn Bouldin has had to do a lot of learning this basketball season.

UTC softball team's Chattanooga Challenge starts today

Published Feb. 15 2018

The threat of inclement weather has forced some schedule changes for the Chattanooga Challenge, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga...

Spartans shrink ETSU's SoCon men's lead

Published Feb. 14 2018

As it has been the past couple of seasons, the Southern Conference men's basketball race to the finish will be...