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.

Katie Burrows named UTC women's basketball coach

Published May. 25 2018

Tasked with his first major coaching decision since taking over as University of Tennessee at Chattanooga vice chancellor and athletic...

Baylor edges McCallie on PKs in state soccer final [photos]

Published May. 25 2018

The culmination of Patrick Urey's high school sports career could not have been scripted any better.

Signal Mountain's Williams siblings in three tennis state finals [photos]

Published May. 25 2018

Thursday was a really good day for Gordon and Ginger Williams.

Baylor in three tennis individual finals, GPS's Bandy the other [photos]

Published May. 25 2018

On the girls' side of the private school tennis individual state tournament, Thursday was more of the domination that has...

Signal Mountain, Baylor win state titles in girls' tennis [photos]

Published May. 24 2018

Catherine Trombley persevered Wednesday.

Boyd-Buchanan falls 2-1 to Lausanne in soccer state semifinal

Published May. 24 2018

A game of inches.

Baylor, McCallie meet for Division II-AA state soccer title

Published May. 24 2018

As he was walking off the field Wednesday night at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, McCallie's Jonah Bryan yelled: "It's...

Eagles move on to title game, Patriots out in Class A soccer

Published May. 24 2018

There were few scoring opportunities in the Class A state semifinals Wednesday at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, but Signal...

Baylor boys' tennis team state runner-up to MBA again

Published May. 24 2018

Coach Kevin Donovan didn't need many words to describe the impact of the Baylor boys' loss in the TSSAA Division...

Baylor tops GPS for D2-AA tennis title

Published May. 23 2018

The Baylor girls' tennis team earned its eighth consecutive Division II-AA state championship on Wednesday.

Signal girls win first state tennis title

Published May. 23 2018

Signal Mountain's girls defeated L&M Stem 4-2 to claim their first-ever state championship.

Lady Chargers among area girls' tennis teams going for state titles today [photos]

Published May. 23 2018

Even in a new classification, the Chattanooga Christian School girls' tennis team had one goal this season — to compete...


Baylor boys will play for state tennis title [photos]

Published May. 23 2018

Tuesday was a nice time for a win for the Baylor boys' tennis program, and it came from a lineup...

Signal Mountain wins on Jack Combs' free-kick goal

Published May. 23 2018

Jack Combs enjoys taking free kicks.

CSAS wins 2-1 on Ben Greenwell goal late in overtime

Published May. 23 2018

The Arts & Sciences boys' soccer team has come a long way in one season.

Stratford wins 2-0, ends Howard's season at 15-4-2

Published May. 23 2018

Surrounded by a disappointed team Tuesday, Howard soccer coach Curtis Warner did his best to provide some perspective.

Chattanooga Football Club women win 2-0 to open season

Published May. 21 2018

The first win of the season came a lot sooner this year than last for the new-look Chattanooga Football Club...

Signal Mountain, Arts & Sciences advance to Class A state soccer tournament [photos]

Published May. 21 2018

The RePublic boys' soccer team had to deal with a couple of storms Sunday.

CFC women open new season with revamped roster

Published May. 20 2018

Although it was her first season at the helm of the Chattanooga Football Club women's program, Erin Ridley was not...

Chattanooga FC hosts Knoxville's Emerald Force in season opener tonight

Published May. 19 2018

For the sixth time since February, Chattanooga Football Club will take the pitch.