Bobby Gersten News & Bio


Name:Bobby Gersten
Hometown:Long Beach, NY
High School:Long Beach
Born:August 26, 1920
Died:October 18, 2019
Notes:Basketball, Baseball
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Chansky’s Notebook: Circles of Influence
Bobby Gersten graduated from North Carolina in 1942 after serving as captain of the basketball team that featured George “The Blind Bomber” Glamack and the...

‘Great-Granddaddy’ of UNC Athletics dies at age 99
The oldest former UNC athlete — who in the 1950s helped bring New York players to play for former Tar Heel coach Frank McGuire —...

Former UNC Multi-Sport Captain Bobby Gersten Passes Away at 99
Bobby Gersten, who was the oldest living UNC athlete, passed away Friday morning. He was 99 years old. Gersten, a 1942 UNC graduate, was captain...

Chansky’s Notebook: Oldest ‘Tar Heel’ Shoots for 100
The oldest living Tar Heel athlete has one more goal in mind. Bobby Gersten, whose 99th birthday was Monday, has set his sights on another...

UNC legend Bobby Gersten celebrates 99th birthday at Old Well
Known as the great-granddaddy of UNC Athletics, Bobby Gersten was on campus Monday to celebrate his 99th birthday. Gersten is Carolina's oldest living athlete. He...

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