Gene Henley (Reporter)

Phone: 000-000-0000
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 Tennessee athletics, focusing on football and basketball. Prior to that he spent five years in the same capacity, covering UTC. 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 14-year old son, Judah.

Lady Vols win 12-4, will play for regional title

Published May. 18 2019

A victory against North Carolina would produce an NCAA regional crown for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers softball team.

Former Hamilton Heights player Uros Plavsic transferring to basketball Vols

Published May. 17 2019

The Tennessee men's basketball team got a commitment Friday from 7-foot-1 Uros Plavsic, a transfer from Arizona State.

Chelsea Seggern, Ashley Rogers lead Lady Vols' romp of Longwood

Published May. 17 2019

Chelsea Seggern batted in six runs and freshman pitcher Ashley Rogers struck out 13 of the 22 batters she faced...

Vols' Grant Williams to stay in NBA draft pool

Published May. 17 2019

Former Tennessee forward Grant Williams re-affirmed his decision to remain in the NBA Draft, effectively ending his career as a...

UT notebook: Softball Lady Vols ready for another home regional

Published May. 13 2019

The Tennessee softball program was awarded the No. 12 overall national seed in the NCAA tournament and will host a...

Vols add Troy to 2020 football schedule

Published May. 9 2019

The University of Tennessee football program announced Thursday a nonconference contest against Troy on Nov. 21, 2020.

Tennessee softball players Ashley Rogers and Kaili Phillips honored by SEC

Published May. 8 2019

Former area standouts Ashley Rogers and Kaili Phillips were among five Tennessee softball players recognized by the Southeastern Conference.

Basketball Vols get commitment from three-star forward Olivier Robinson-Nkamhoua

Published May. 7 2019

In need of frontcourt help, the Tennessee men's basketball program found some Tuesday.

Mimi Collins' expected departure would leave Lady Vols with just one starter back from end of season

Published May. 3 2019

Mimi Collins is expected to transfer after one season with the Tennessee women's basketball program.

Vols forward Derrick Walker Jr. may transfer

Published May. 1 2019

According to multiple media reports Wednesday, Tennessee forward Derrick Walker Jr. has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

After 12 practices and three scrimmages, some questions for Vols get positive answers

Published Apr. 30 2019

Two months ago, the Times Free Press posed five questions facing the Tennessee Volunteers football program heading into spring practice.

Two Vols juniors joining Admiral Schofield at NBA draft combine

Published Apr. 29 2019

Admiral Schofield, Jordan Bone and Grant Williams shared the Tennessee spotlight for the past three basketball seasons.


Vols assistant Kevin Sherrer embraces new special role

Published Apr. 29 2019

Kevin Sherrer came to the University of Tennessee with the plan of doing his part to help the football program...

Four Vols sign free-agent deals after NFL draft

Published Apr. 29 2019

A quartet of Tennessee Volunteers have been given opportunities to pursue their football careers at the highest level of the...

Vols linebacker Darrell Taylor motivated by NFL dream

Published Apr. 25 2019

Chris Rumph, Tennessee's outside linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator, has seen a change in Darrell Taylor this offseason.

Lacey Goldwire added to Lady Vols staff

Published Apr. 25 2019

Tennessee women's basketball coach Kellie Harper announced the hiring of Lacey Goldwire as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

NBA draft possibilities muddle Vols' roster, recruiting plans

Published Apr. 24 2019

Now that the smoke has cleared from his flirtation with UCLA, Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes has a lot...

Vols not expected to make big impact at this week's NFL draft

Published Apr. 24 2019

The NFL draft is in the state of Tennessee for the first time.

Brian Niedermeyer doubly effective as a Vols assistant coach

Published Apr. 23 2019

Brian Niedermeyer already has shown himself as one of the nation's top college football recruiters, to the point the Tennessee...

Derrick Ansley says his return to UT was 'a really easy sell'

Published Apr. 19 2019

One can point to any number of reasons why Derrick Ansley left the highest-paying salary for a defensive backs coach...