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.

Mocs' inexperienced outside linebackers developing well

Published Sep. 20 2017

Shelton Felton didn't mince words when talking about the potential of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore linebacker Khayyan Edwards.

Western Carolina hosts Samford in potential SoCon shootout

Published Sep. 20 2017

Western Carolina was, by most accounts, one of the first contending teams left out of the 2015 Football Championship Subdivision...

Soccer Mocs open SoCon schedule on the road

Published Sep. 20 2017

Gavin McKinney thought his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga soccer team would have some opportunities for wins in the nonconference...

Basketball Mocs have Maurice Commander commitment

Published Sep. 20 2017

With an assist from one of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's current players, basketball coach Lamont Paris picked up...

Frustrated Mocs turn attention to Southern Conference play

Published Sep. 19 2017

The positive approach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team is that its primary goals — Southern Conference...

UTC offense not moving the ball consistently

Published Sep. 18 2017

To say the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga struggled on offense in the first half of Saturday's home game against...

UT-Martin spoils UTC's home opener with 21-7 win [photos]

Published Sep. 17 2017

As UT-Martin players were running off the Finley Stadium field Saturday, they started chanting, "Oh and three! Oh and three!"

Receiver Bingo Morton the offensive bright spot for UTC

Published Sep. 17 2017

In a game lacking offensive positives for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Bingo Morton was a bright spot.

Football Mocs finally at Finley tonight against UT-Martin

Published Sep. 16 2017

After two weeks of grueling road trips, the football Mocs are at home.

UTC's Nick Tiano getting comfortable with his receivers

Published Sep. 15 2017

During the summer, Nick Tiano did his due diligence.

UTC has attractions preceding Saturday's football game

Published Sep. 15 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic administrative and marketing staffs spent a lot of time doing whatever they could...

UTC defense prepares for another tough running back

Published Sep. 14 2017

The task at hand isn't getting any easier for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defense.


Mocs encouraged by their response to early adversity [photos]

Published Sep. 13 2017

During his Tuesday meeting with the media, Tom Arth used words such as "adversity" and "battle-tested" when describing his University...

Mocs Notes: UTC's Justin Rascati has close friends on UT-Martin staff

Published Sep. 13 2017

Jason Simpson and Justin Rascati stay in contact.

ETSU hosting The Citadel and its triple-option offense

Published Sep. 13 2017

East Tennessee State's football team had success against a strong running game last week, but this Saturday's opponent may pose...

UTC women golfers set for Mason Rudolph tournament

Published Sep. 13 2017

There's plenty of reason for Colette Murray to have high expectations for her University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf...

Darrell Bridges, Mocs say much to build on from LSU game

Published Sep. 12 2017

Darrell Bridges was thankful Saturday night. He was also optimistic about the prospects of his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga...

Mocs had trouble stopping long passes at LSU [photos]

Published Sep. 11 2017

Part of LSU's plan for Saturday night's football game against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was to utilize the...

LSU pins 45-10 defeat on Mocs

Published Sep. 10 2017

For a drive, everything looked good for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team.

Darrell Bridges' touchdown highlights Mocs' running progress

Published Sep. 10 2017

A point of emphasis in University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football practices the past couple of weeks was improvement in...