Gersten is Carolina's oldest living athlete.
He played basketball and baseball for the Tar Heels.
In 1942, Gersten was honored with the Patterson Award for his leadership in athletics.
He also served three years in the Air Force during World War II before returning to his hometown of Long Island to coach.
In 2015, Gersten co-founded the UNC Walk for Health, a non-profit that promotes healthy, long living.