Gene Henley (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6311
E-mail: ghenley@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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.

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...

Mocs see progress going into practice for second season under Tom Arth

Published Aug. 3 2018

Going into the second year in the program under coach Tom Arth, the feel around the University of Tennessee at...


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UTC quarterback Chris James grateful for opportunity

Published Aug. 2 2018

Chris James feels "like himself" again — which apparently is happy and helpful.

New pro soccer team faces a swift backlash from CFC fans

Published Aug. 1 2018

The United Soccer League announced Wednesday that Chattanooga will be one of the sites for its new Division III soccer...

Football Mocs begin preseason practice this afternoon

Published Aug. 1 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program begins its second preseason camp under head coach Tom Arth this afternoon...

Josh Conklin trying to keep Terriers at Mike Ayers' level

Published Aug. 1 2018

Josh Conklin pulled up again in Spartanburg, South Carolina, this time as the new football coach of Wofford College, and...

Nick Tiano, newcomer Chris James lead Mocs quarterbacks

Published Jul. 31 2018

The Times Free Press is taking a daily positional look at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team before...

WCU Catamounts aim to finish better this season

Published Jul. 31 2018

For the third time in four seasons, Western Carolina won seven football games in 2017.

Mocs football sets series with UNA, will play at Illinois

Published Jul. 30 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program will play Big Ten member Illinois during the 2022 season.

Mocs could have solid 1-2 punch at running back

Published Jul. 30 2018

Tyrell Price and Alex Trotter could be dangerous to opposing defenses.

Experience a plus for VMI's offense

Published Jul. 30 2018

Scott Wachenheim's three seasons as football coach at Virginia Military Institute haven't yielded much on-field success.

Mocs have experience but unproven depth at wide receiver

Published Jul. 29 2018

UTC has the same problem at wide receiver it has at many other positions.

Samford is embracing the role of SoCon football favorite

Published Jul. 29 2018

Samford football coach Chris Hatcher has preached "one more win" for his program since arriving in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2015.

UTC tight ends a young group this season

Published Jul. 27 2018

The Times Free Press is taking a daily positional look at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team leading...

New ETSU coach isn't waiting for wins

Published Jul. 27 2018

Randy Sanders hopes to be on a 20-year plan as the new football coach at East Tennessee State University.

Former UTC player Makinde London gets pro contract in Italy

Published Jul. 27 2018

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball standout Makinde London has signed a professional contract to play next season...

Two Chattanooga Football Club board members resign

Published Jul. 27 2018

Chattanooga Football Club general manager Sean McDaniel and board member Bill Nuttall have resigned from the organization.

Versatility should be an asset for UTC's offensive line

Published Jul. 27 2018

Returning starters and talented newcomers could boost UTC's offensive line this season.

Former area prep standouts in QB battle at Mercer

Published Jul. 27 2018

Kaelan Riley helped lead Mercer to five wins in his first season as the Bears' starting quarterback.