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.

UTC offense gives itself a big boost of confidence

Published Sep. 26 2017

It was an excellent step in the right direction.

Mocs' Webb moves up in SoCon football record books [photos]

Published Sep. 25 2017

The celebration around Lucas Webb's touchdown was delayed Saturday afternoon.

Mocs erupt against VMI, win 63-7 in SoCon opener

Published Sep. 24 2017

Not all records are created equal.


Alphonso Stewart helps spark Mocs to hot start at VMI

Published Sep. 24 2017

Alphonso Stewart wasn't the only player to make a big impact in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 63-7 victory...

Football Mocs feel urgency in visit today to VMI

Published Sep. 23 2017

There are some — perhaps many — outside the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program frustrated with the team's...

New UTC kicker Victor Ulmo doing well so far

Published Sep. 22 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga kicker Victor Ulmo spent the summer kicking footballs over a soccer goal.

UTC Mocs football team sees progress despite pain

Published Sep. 21 2017

Tom Arth knew it wouldn't be easy.

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...