Gene Henley (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6311
E-mail: ghenley@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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's C.J. Fritz a proven performer but still improving

Published Aug. 18 2017

Maybe it has just been the cut of his jib, but there's something about junior defensive back C.J. Fritz that...

Football Mocs turn competitive focus to bowling

Published Aug. 18 2017

Even as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team was preparing to step away from the practice field Thursday...

Tavon Lawson's versatility valuable for UTC defense

Published Aug. 17 2017

Tavon Lawson is the perfect type of player for first-year University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Tom Arth's preferred...


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Football Mocs will be using some freshmen this season

Published Aug. 16 2017

Coach Tom Arth said at the beginning of preseason practice that some University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshmen were going...

UTC will move tight ends around in multiple sets

Published Aug. 15 2017

Neither Malcolm Colvin nor Bailey Lenoir can recall a time he lined up out wide.

Mocs' D-line wants to raise standard even more

Published Aug. 14 2017

Isaiah Mack spoke recently of the "standard" set before him by previous University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive linemen.

UTC offensive line a new mixture [photos]

Published Aug. 13 2017

The new guys on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offensive line are having to learn and jell pretty quickly.

Baltimore point guard commits to Mocs

Published Aug. 13 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team picked up its first commitment for the 2018 signing class Friday...

With Henrique Ribeiro gone, UTC's place-kickers work on consistency

Published Aug. 12 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program lost five All-Americans after the 2016 season.

Patriots sign former UTC defensive end Keionta Davis

Published Aug. 12 2017

A private workout conducted in the spring by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick put former University of Tennessee at...

UTC announces four athletic director finalists

Published Aug. 11 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has announced the finalists for its vice chancellor/athletic director position.

Kareem Orr impressed by skill level in UTC secondary

Published Aug. 11 2017

Kareem Orr expected to join "some good talent" when he decided to transfer to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


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Mocs football building culture through family

Published Aug. 10 2017

The oldest son of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga strength training coach Chad Pearson is one of more than 20...

UTC women's basketball team headed to Canada for five-day trip

Published Aug. 10 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball players will have several chances to learn on the court over the next...

UTC coaches identifying two to play 'significantly' at each position

Published Aug. 9 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coaches have an idea of what they want to do on both sides...

'Short white guy' image doesn't bother UTC receiver Joseph Parker

Published Aug. 8 2017

Joseph Parker expects the comparisons as well as the stereotypes.

UTC Mocs work to clear up linebacker picture

Published Aug. 7 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team may be without a key piece of its defense entering the season.

Defense dominates UTC's first preseason scrimmage

Published Aug. 6 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's first scrimmage of the 2017 football preseason could be summed up in one play,...

Mocs believe they have a bright future at quarterback [photos]

Published Aug. 5 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coaches feel really good about starting quarterback Alejandro Bennifield.

No matter the formation, Mocs defensive tackle expects to dominate

Published Aug. 4 2017

The Derek Mahaffey of 2017 is not the same as the 2016 version.