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.

Darrell Bridges shines, but UTC falls short against The Citadel [photos]

Published Oct. 22 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team put together its best performance of the season Saturday afternoon at Finley...

Running back Darrell Bridges has his best game as a Moc

Published Oct. 22 2017

Perhaps Darrell Bridges is a rhythm runner.

Gameday: The Citadel at UTC

Published Oct. 21 2017

A preview of this afternoon's game between the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and The Citadel at Finley Stadium:


Mocs intent on ending their Finley futility

Published Oct. 21 2017

Three home games. Three lopsided losses.

Mocs' Tae Davis has special appreciation for military

Published Oct. 21 2017

Having to miss the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's last home football game was tough for Tae Davis.

Physical play helps at Mocs' Strange position

Published Oct. 20 2017

Having never played on the offensive line before, Cole Strange doesn't always know what he's doing.

Sophomore Rodney Chatman embracing leadership role for basketball Mocs

Published Oct. 20 2017

Rodney Chatman has spent a lot of time studying Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook.

Ground defense key for Mocs this week vs. The Citadel

Published Oct. 19 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive coordinator Tom Kaufman nearly sprinted to Scrappy Moore Field for practice Tuesday.

Mya Long aims to help UTC with defense

Published Oct. 19 2017

The learning curve for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball player Mya Long has been a steep one.

Coach Tom Arth has Mocs practicing to respond to pressure

Published Oct. 18 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team knows all too well what it's like to play from behind.

The Citadel still pointing toward national playoffs

Published Oct. 18 2017

Last season's football game between The Citadel and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was a battle of top-10 teams.

Senior captains continue to encourage disappointed Mocs

Published Oct. 17 2017

Entering the fourth quarter of Saturday's 30-10 loss to Mercer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior receiver Alphonso Stewart walked...


UTC freshman James Lewis Jr. a big fan of former SMU star

Published Oct. 17 2017

When asked who was the pattern for his basketball game, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman forward James Lewis Jr....

UTC defense better but not at its best in loss at Mercer [photos]

Published Oct. 16 2017

It's always something.

Calhoun's Kaelan Riley, Chandler Curtis help Mercer beat Mocs 30-10 [photos]

Published Oct. 15 2017

The walk back to the locker room was another long, quiet one for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football...

Coach Tom Arth takes blame for Mocs' difficulties

Published Oct. 15 2017

After Saturday's third consecutive loss by 20 points or more, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Tom Arth raised...

Dale Warren returns to UTC lineup today

Published Oct. 14 2017

The first six games of this season, Dale Warren was a spectator for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football games.

UTC's Copeland learning on the job as it turns out

Published Oct. 13 2017

It was supposed to be a year of learning for freshman Cole Copeland at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

UTC Mocs know turnover margin must improve

Published Oct. 12 2017

Plenty of changes at quarterback. Plenty of new faces on the offensive line.

UTC women's basketball freshman center draw comparisons with program great

Published Oct. 12 2017

Rochelle Lee won't be able to escape the comparisons.