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 running backs Tyrell Price, Alex Trotter could be 'dynamic duo'

Published Aug. 16 2018

Mocs coaches like their top two options at running back this season.

Jaden Frazier, 6-foot-9, commits to Mocs men's basketball program

Published Aug. 15 2018

The Mocs now have two commitments for their 2019 signing class.

Mocs' deep secondary willing to live with 'a crumb'

Published Aug. 15 2018

Although Jeremiah Wilson is quick to describe his deep University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive backfield as "hungry," he's not...

Mocs add two walk-ons from University of Memphis

Published Aug. 15 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program has added a pair of Football Bowl Subdivision walk-ons, running back Deandre...

Five Mocs freshmen standing out

Published Aug. 14 2018

During the 2017 season, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Tom Arth showed he had no fear putting freshmen...

David Jean-Baptiste embraces basketball Mocs' 'new beginning'

Published Aug. 14 2018

David Jean-Baptiste looked around and all the players he'd practiced with during the 2016-17 season with the University of Tennessee...

UTC offense must help defense more this year

Published Aug. 13 2018

The Mocs have plenty of room for progress.

Gauging the Mocs: 10 standouts through 10 practices

Published Aug. 12 2018

The Mocs are less than three weeks from their football season opener.

UTC offensive line has made obvious progress

Published Aug. 11 2018

For UTC, as with all football teams, offense starts with the line.

Kyle Ruschell named head coach for UTC wrestling

Published Aug. 10 2018

A whirlwind couple of months for Kyle Ruschell finally came to an ending, and it was a happy one.

UTC inside linebackers 'growing' as a group

Published Aug. 10 2018

Oscar Rodriguez likes to keep his emotions relatively balanced about his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga inside linebackers.

Former Chattanooga FC general manager says 'city is ready' for pro soccer

Published Aug. 8 2018

From the moment Sean McDaniel announced his resignation as general manager of the Chattanooga Football Club, rumors ran rampant he...


Jonathan Stovall puts himself in the running for UTC playing time

Published Aug. 8 2018

Jonathan Stovall's mentality is to do anything to help the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga win in football.

Mocs' Greg Harbaugh wants receivers to target daily progress

Published Aug. 8 2018

Greg Harbaugh knew his first group of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga receivers was going to be talented and experienced.

UTC may be unique in FCS in GPS-tracking players in practice

Published Aug. 7 2018

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga strength and conditioning coach Chad Pearson found a way to instill a level of competition...

Peach State quarterback is fifth recruit commited to Mocs for 2019

Published Aug. 6 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga picked up a commitment Sunday from Zach Gibson, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback from Alpharetta,...

Terrell Owens thankful, inclusive during Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at UTC

Published Aug. 4 2018

Terrell Owens is holding his Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony today at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga....

Terrell Owens includes Mocs, kids in his Hall of Fame weekend [photos]

Published Aug. 4 2018

Terrell Owens was a busy man Friday.

Slighted Derek Mahaffey dominant in Mocs' practices

Published Aug. 3 2018

After a recent practice, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior defensive tackle Derek Mahaffey was walking toward the field when...

Sheldon Grizzle named interim general manager of Chattanooga FC

Published Aug. 3 2018

The Chattanooga Football Club announced Friday that co-founder Sheldon Grizzle will take over the general manager role on an interim...