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.

Prep tennis public schools tournament roundup

Published May. 26 2017

Collegedale's Malone McElroy (girls' singles) and Colton Lang and Holden McElroy (boys' doubles); Boyd-Buchanan's Taylor Monroe and Christina Amos (girls'...

St. Andrew's- Sewanee's Ester Yang among area Division II tennis state finalists

Published May. 26 2017

Yang won two matches Thursday in the Division II-A girls' singles state tournament at the Adams Tennis Center and will...

Lamont Paris adds Aaron Fuss, two others to UTC basketball staff

Published May. 26 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Lamont Paris announced the signings of three additions to his first staff,...


McCallie wins soccer state championship [photos[

Published May. 25 2017

The McCallie soccer team claimed its first state championship since 1999 with a 3-2 victory over Montgomery Bell Academy at...

McCallie soccer headed to state title [photos]

Published May. 24 2017

A second-half goal by Noah Cingilli provided the difference for McCallie in a 1-0 victory to propel the Blue Tornado...

Baylor girls' tennis wins seventh straight state title

Published May. 24 2017

The Baylor girls' tennis team claimed its seventh consecutive Division II-AA state championship Wednesday with a 4-0 win over GPS...

CCS girls' tennis team loses match, gains experience at state

Published May. 24 2017

The Chattanooga Christian girls' tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to Knoxville Catholic in the finals of the Class A/AA...

Baylor boys' tennis team loses to MBA in DII-AA title match [photos]

Published May. 24 2017

The Baylor boys' tennis team dropped a 4-2 decision to Montgomery Bell Academy in the finals of the Division II-AA...

Signal Mountain falls to Christian Academy in Class A/AA state tennis championship match [photos]

Published May. 24 2017

The Signal Mountain boys' tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to Christian Academy of Knoxville in the Class A/AA state...

Baylor tennis teams in state finals, girls against GPS

Published May. 24 2017

After a one-year hiatus, the GPS tennis team is going back to the state finals.

Chattanooga Christian girls, Signal boys roll into title matches for A/AA state tennis

Published May. 24 2017

Chattanooga Christian School coach Melanie Reynolds gave her girls' tennis team a simple message prior to their Class A/AA state...

Bucs fall to No. 1 CAK on PKs in state soccer tourney

Published May. 24 2017

Seven years ago, the Boyd-Buchanan boys' soccer team won the Class A/AA state championship, prevailing in both the semifinals and...

Good run is over for Cleveland boys' soccer team

Published May. 24 2017

Cleveland's run through the Class AAA soccer state playoffs was eventually going to come to a conclusion.

Myrtle Beach's Duane Moss commits to basketball Mocs

Published May. 23 2017

Lamont Paris got his first Southern Conference win over the weekend.

Local basketball team and its fans try for shot at $2 million

Published May. 23 2017

The names are local, but the vision is national.

Liam Lynskey embodies Bucs' work to return to state

Published May. 23 2017

A crowd of eager Boyd-Buchanan supporters anxiously awaited the end of the postgame prayer for the Buccaneers and Merrol Hyde...

Mission accomplished, so tennis Eagles aim even higher at state

Published May. 23 2017

Signal Mountain tennis coach Jordan Willcut felt good about his boys' team's chances to make it to Murfreesboro this season.

Boyd-Buchanan earns spot in soccer state tournament

Published May. 22 2017

Occasionally, Hayes Wood needs to go off script on the soccer field.

Cleveland wins on Marino's hat trick

Published May. 21 2017

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — One of Tommy Marino's goals for the 2017 soccer season was to score a hat trick. Yet...

McCallie clips Brentwood Academy 3-1 in overtime

Published May. 20 2017

The McCallie soccer team needed a wake-up call Friday.