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.

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.

Coach Lamont Paris' second set of Mocs to be young again but versatile

Published May. 18 2018

Lamont Paris took over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball program in April 2017, hoping to provide a...


UTC women must adjust to departures of Gilbert sisters, coach Jim Foster

Published May. 18 2018

For the first time in quite a while, some questions surround the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball program.

Baylor boys' soccer team earns spot at state

Published May. 18 2018

With 11 seniors on the roster, the Baylor boys' soccer team believed it deserved to occupy one of the four...

Mocs Notebook: Men's basketball, women's tennis, football programs add new players

Published May. 17 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball program has signed Rod Johnson.

Notre Dame boys' tennis team advances to state quarterfinals

Published May. 17 2018

The Notre Dame boys' tennis team wasn't as strong as Middle Tennessee Christian School at the top of the lineup...

Rhea County advances on Newport's overtime goal

Published May. 16 2018

Rhea County approached its Region 3-AAA soccer semifinal against Cleveland on Tuesday evening as the biggest game in program...

Sunshine Finnell the exception to Signal Mountain's region tennis dominance

Published May. 15 2018

On an afternoon in which Signal Mountain dominated the individual brackets of the Class Small Region 3 tennis tournament at...

Chattanooga FC wins 2-1 over Sounders U-23 team

Published May. 13 2018

The Chattanooga Football Club came out victorious in its final tune-up before the regular season, defeating the Seattle Sounders' U-23...

Mocs Notebook: Transfers will join UTC men's basketball, wrestling teams

Published May. 11 2018

A.J. Caldwell plans to continue his basketball career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, giving coach Lamont Paris and...