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), Titans (NFL) and Cubs (MLB) at the professional level. Gene lives in Cleveland and has a 10-year old son, Judah.

Matt McCall takes job at UMass; Mocs start search for new coach

Published Mar. 30 2017

After a couple of days of being wined and dined, Matt McCall was pretty sure he wanted to accept an...

Ten potential candidates to replace Matt McCall

Published Mar. 30 2017

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Matt McCall decided to take the same position at the University...

Report: UTC basketball coach Matt McCall leaves for UMass

Published Mar. 29 2017

McCall led the Mocs to 48 wins and a NCAA tournament appearance in his two seasons.

UTC's Matt McCall linked to UMass

Published Mar. 29 2017

ESPN reports deal "could be struck today."

UTC assistant coach Chris Hurd feeds off Tom Arth's passion as well as his own

Published Mar. 29 2017

Chris Hurd doesn't lack for passion.

Youthful UTC women's tennis team faring well

Published Mar. 29 2017

Chad Camper has taken what he was given and run with it.

UTC's Tom Arth adjusting to not coaching a position group

Published Mar. 28 2017

At a recent University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football practice, coaches starting calling for a manager to snap the ball...

Mocs' Josh Cardiello is offensive line's leader in experience

Published Mar. 27 2017

During his college football career, he has changed schools, transferring from the University of Georgia to the University of Tennessee...

UTC defenders show they're adjusting well in spring practice

Published Mar. 26 2017

Tom Arth learned a lot about his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team during its first two-a-day set of...

New UTC offensive line coach seeks adaptability

Published Mar. 25 2017

New University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offensive line coach Nick Hennessey understands there are a lot of different ways to...

Richardre Bagley glad to take on a bigger role for Mocs

Published Mar. 24 2017

Richardre Bagley has waited his turn before, not becoming a full-time starter in high school until his senior season.

Ryan Aplin gives UTC receivers different perspective

Published Mar. 23 2017

Ryan Aplin has a different perspective as the new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wide receivers coach.


UTC coaches like potential of Tae Davis at middle linebacker

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tae Davis's time to become a true impact player for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program was bound...

Arth, UTC players pleased with first practice

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tom Arth was pretty clear with what he wanted Tuesday.

Peyton Woods leaving UTC basketball program

Published Mar. 22 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga guard Peyton Woods will not be returning to the men's basketball program, according to multiple...

Five questions for Tom Arth's Mocs as spring practice begins

Published Mar. 21 2017

The on-field version of the Tom Arth era begins today for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Foster's Mocs will return lots of experience

Published Mar. 20 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will have a different look next season.

Louisville ends UTC women's season, 82-62 [photos]

Published Mar. 19 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team played like a group with its back against the wall for...

Four finish UTC careers sad but proud

Published Mar. 19 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It had hit Moses Johnson and Sydney Vanlandingham not long after they'd reached the University of Tennessee...

UTC women fall to Louisville in NCAA tournament

Published Mar. 18 2017

The Mocs answered almost every Louisville run and trailed 58-49 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals started the...