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), Titans (NFL) and Cubs (MLB) at the professional level. Gene lives in Cleveland and has a 10-year old son, Judah.

UTC defenders show they're adjusting well in spring practice

Published Mar. 26 2017

Tom Arth learned a lot about his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team during its first two-a-day set of...

New UTC offensive line coach seeks adaptability

Published Mar. 25 2017

New University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offensive line coach Nick Hennessey understands there are a lot of different ways to...

Richardre Bagley glad to take on a bigger role for Mocs

Published Mar. 24 2017

Richardre Bagley has waited his turn before, not becoming a full-time starter in high school until his senior season.


Ryan Aplin gives UTC receivers different perspective

Published Mar. 23 2017

Ryan Aplin has a different perspective as the new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wide receivers coach.

UTC coaches like potential of Tae Davis at middle linebacker

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tae Davis's time to become a true impact player for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program was bound...

Arth, UTC players pleased with first practice

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tom Arth was pretty clear with what he wanted Tuesday.

Peyton Woods leaving UTC basketball program

Published Mar. 22 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga guard Peyton Woods will not be returning to the men's basketball program, according to multiple...

Five questions for Tom Arth's Mocs as spring practice begins

Published Mar. 21 2017

The on-field version of the Tom Arth era begins today for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Foster's Mocs will return lots of experience

Published Mar. 20 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will have a different look next season.

Louisville ends UTC women's season, 82-62 [photos]

Published Mar. 19 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team played like a group with its back against the wall for...

Four finish UTC careers sad but proud

Published Mar. 19 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It had hit Moses Johnson and Sydney Vanlandingham not long after they'd reached the University of Tennessee...

UTC women fall to Louisville in NCAA tournament

Published Mar. 18 2017

The Mocs answered almost every Louisville run and trailed 58-49 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals started the...


Mocs not bothered by underdog status against Louisville

Published Mar. 18 2017

For the first time in nearly three months, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will enter a...

Chattanooga FC opening May 13 in New Orleans

Published Mar. 17 2017

The Chattanooga Football Club announced its 2017 men's schedule Thursday, and it features six regular-season home matches and the club's...

UTC's Chelsey Shumpert back in home state for NCAA tournament game

Published Mar. 17 2017

Chelsey Shumpert always enjoys playing games in her home state of Kentucky but has done that only twice during her...

Foster says Mocs have come far since loss to Louisville [photos

Published Mar. 16 2017

If University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball players could turn back the hands of time, maybe they would go...

Louisville knows not to take the Mocs lightly

Published Mar. 15 2017

One thing is for sure about the Louisville women's basketball team: The Cardinals aren't looking past their first-round opponent in...

UTC men's golf team blessed with depth

Published Mar. 15 2017

Mark Guhne is experiencing something he's not been used to during his time as University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's...

UTC women get NCAA tournament rematch at Louisville

Published Mar. 14 2017

Life is all about second chances.

Alicia Payne helping UTC women win in a different way now

Published Mar. 11 2017

Alicia Payne's role is different for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team.