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.

Alumnus Chris Cook making an impact now as UTC assistant coach

Published Jul. 28 2017

Things are different at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for football alumnus Chris Cook.

SoCon Preview: Favored Wofford Terriers hope to maintain 'picked seventh' approach

Published Jul. 28 2017

The Wofford Terriers had a saying during the 2016 football season.

Mocs better at receiver with additions

Published Jul. 27 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offensive coordinator Justin Rascati already felt good about the Mocs' depth at wide receiver.

SoCon Preview: Western Carolina

Published Jul. 27 2017

Western Carolina running back Detrez Newsome had plenty of reasons to complain in 2016.

New football Mocs get separate practice time, service from veterans [photos]

Published Jul. 26 2017

In a matter of hours, Alejandro Bennifield and other returning members of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team...

VMI plans to lean more toward running this year

Published Jul. 26 2017

When coach Scott Wachenheim took over the Virginia Military Institute football program before the 2015 season, he had a record-setting...

Defense puts the heat on offense in UTC's opening practice [photos]

Published Jul. 25 2017

Derek Mahaffey and the rest of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defense "set the tone" for preseason camp with...

Quarterback 'Duck' expects more balance in Samford offense

Published Jul. 25 2017

Devlin Hodges has a lot of accomplishments on his football resume. Among them, the Samford University junior quarterback was the...

Five questions for the Mocs as preseason practice starts

Published Jul. 24 2017

This afternoon at Scrappy Moore Field, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team will hold the first practice of...

Mocs lack experience on special teams

Published Jul. 24 2017

The Times Free Press has been taking a daily positional look at the 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football...

Mercer confident about new season

Published Jul. 24 2017

Last year, despite being predicted to finish seventh in the Southern Conference, Wofford was considered by coaches and media as...

Mocs land priority recruit in Boyd-Buchanan's Kohl Henke

Published Jul. 23 2017

Kohl Henke was looking for a college football program relatively close to home, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga...

New coach trying to restore Furman's winning culture

Published Jul. 23 2017

Clay Hendrix remembers the culture from his time as both a player and a coach at Furman.

Experienced secondary may lead Mocs from the back this year

Published Jul. 23 2017

The Times Free Press is taking a daily positional look at the 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team,...

Chattanooga Football Club beginning to look at rise to pro level [photos]

Published Jul. 22 2017

Chattanooga Football Club's time as an amateur soccer power could be ending soon.

Key for UTC linebackers is their adjustment to 3-4 scheme

Published Jul. 22 2017

The Times Free Press is taking a daily positional look at the 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team,...

Cleveland's Austin Herink clear leader for 'more mature' ETSU team

Published Jul. 22 2017

For a university playing just its second season of football since reviving the program, East Tennessee State experienced some significant...

The Citadel keeping expectations high despite key losses

Published Jul. 21 2017

Senior defensive back Kailik Williams said that expectations are "the same" for football at The Citadel this season.

Strong defensive line still a UTC trademark

Published Jul. 21 2017

The Times Free Press is taking a daily positional look at the 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team,...

UTC to offer VIP tents for fans at Finley Stadium

Published Jul. 21 2017

The football gameday experience at Finley Stadium just got a bit better.