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.

Former UTC standout Tre' McLean to play for Phoenix Suns' summer league team

Published Jun. 28 2017

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout Tre' McLean will play for the Phoenix Suns' summer league team.

'Hitman' training has strengthened Chattanooga Football Club's Jose Ferraz

Published Jun. 28 2017

Jose Ferraz's offseason workout program prepared him for the 2017 Chattanooga Football Club season.

UTC women's basketball team will travel to Canada

Published Jun. 26 2017

The 2017-18 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team went from experienced to youthful in a matter of weeks....

Chattanooga FC smothers FC Carolina in another 5-0 win [photos]

Published Jun. 25 2017

Chattanooga Football Club head coach Bill Elliott wasn't on hand to witness the offensive onslaught his team delivered to Birmingham...

Chattanooga FC tries to keep building on newfound offense

Published Jun. 24 2017

Danny Reynolds hit the perfect shot at the perfect time.

Dalton offensive lineman Dylan Cole commits to UTC

Published Jun. 22 2017

Dalton senior offensive lineman Dylan Cole became the first commitment for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 2018 recruiting class...

Chattanooga Football Club completes 5-0 hammering of Birmingham Hammers

Published Jun. 21 2017

The ball finally went in for Danny Whitehall on Tuesday.

McCallie's Drew Viscomi is finalist for USA Today national soccer honor

Published Jun. 21 2017

McCallie senior forward Drew Viscomi is one of seven players up for USA Today's All-USA boys' soccer player of the...

Chattanooga Football Club ties New Orleans; more goals needed [photos]

Published Jun. 16 2017

The good news for the Chattanooga Football Club is it isn't losing NPSL Southeast Division matches.

Eight people who could be UTC's next athletic director

Published Jun. 16 2017

Although there is no timetable for the replacement of former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga vice chancellor and athletic director...

Tennessee girls rout Georgia in all-star soccer

Published Jun. 16 2017

This year's Tennessee-Georgia girls' soccer all-star match got out of hand, and it happened quickly.

Georgia boys on a streak in all-star soccer

Published Jun. 16 2017

Rain shortened each half of Thursday's Tennessee-Georgia boys' soccer all-star match.

Chattanooga FC hopes home games produce wins

Published Jun. 15 2017

Since this season began, the Chattanooga Football Club has played matches in North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and Memphis, with...

Hamilton Heights' C.J. Massengill will play basketball for Mocs

Published Jun. 15 2017

Former Hamilton Heights guard C.J. Massengill has announced his intentions to play basketball for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Blackburn steps down as UTC athletic director

Published Jun. 14 2017

There was a time for much of the 2016-17 school year that University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fans thought the...

UTC's David Blackburn resigns, Altizer named interim AD

Published Jun. 13 2017

The Times Free Press has learned that University of Tennessee at Chattanooga vice chancellor and athletic director David Blackburn is...

McCallie's Viscomi named state player of the year

Published Jun. 13 2017

McCallie graduating senior Drew Viscomi was named the Gatorade boys' soccer player of the year for Tennessee on Monday.

Auburn's Cameron Toney transferring to UTC football program

Published Jun. 10 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga added its fifth Football Bowl Subdivision transfer this offseason when former Auburn player Cameron...

UTC's Tom Arth expects 'special impact' from new assistant

Published Jun. 10 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Tom Arth officially announced Friday the addition of former Crisp County head coach...

Sheldon Felton leaves Crisp County for UTC coaching position

Published Jun. 7 2017

Former Crisp County (Ga.) head coach Sheldon Felton is filling the final vacancy on Tom Arth's University of Tennessee at...