I just found out a few days ago of Gene's passing. I'm so sad. Gene was such a good man. I worked for him back in the mid 80's at Gladstones 4 fish as a parking attendant. He was the coolest boss I've ever had or will ever have. I also knew his son's Bob and Jack. My condolences go out to all. God bless Gene, he was the best!
Merry Christmas, Gene.
No wonder the earth-shattering thunder; you've got everyone in heaven playing volleyball and dancing!
Love to Dane, Bobby, Jack.
My condolences to the family. Gene was more than a legend in both volleyball and beach volleyball...he was a character and a teacher bigger than life to me and many others. I had the opportunity to be coached by him for one indoor season at San Bernardino Valley College back in 1974. I still remember those days like they were yesterday. He helped me to accept the injury i had sustained to my knee in a car accident just prior to the indoor season but never let it dictate my attitude toward playing. He made me deal with it and taught me that "proper position on the court meant that i would not have to move that much anyway so not to worry about it" Coach Selznick then proceeded to teach me how to read the attack making my court position seem as obvious as driving on the right side of the road! It was a hard time in my life back then but he made it a time of learning and personal growth. I am grateful that i had a chance to know him even in a small way and carry his memory and lessons with me. David Mercer ( Cape Town South Africa )
Iam a cousin from way back.I last spoke to Gene about 4 yrs ago. I am so sorry for his passing and your loss. Contact me at :firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to talk to a family member.
I knew Selznick from the 60's. He put me on the Shamrocks team with Jane Ward and other greats. I was a rookie. First Mexican gal to play with such great people. He was the best! Loved him! He will be missed.
I will miss you Gene. We had some great times! Your energy was energizing.
My sincere condolences to the family. Your loss is very painful at the moment but know that God will get you through. Psalms 55:22
R.I.P you will be missed!
So sorry to hear this. I knew Gene in the 50's. He was awesome on the men's Pan Am team in 1955. When USA beat Mexico for the championship, there was a riot. They put us in a bomb shelter while disbursing the crowd. May God comfort his family as you remember the good times! Proverbs 3:6 Alnet "Scotty" Bailess Pan Am Women's Team 1955
From State Beach to Zephyr Cove.... the smile of Gene Gene the dancing machine will not soon be forgotten. Thanks for making the sand a better place to be. No blocks in heaven....swing away!!!!
It was great knowing you "Selz". We enjoyed the competition, and the parties that followed.
The '55 PanAm Games in Mexico City followed by the '56 World Tournament in Paris were highlights in our VB careers. You were the ultimate competitor, a fabulous team-mate, and a delightful traveling companion. Our competition and parties occurred many years ago, but we still revel in remembering the 'good old days'.
Many thanks for the good games, and great times.
Don Hall & Marv Wigley - Stockton YMCA
My condolences to Dane and family. Gene was a great person , as well as, a great volleyball player, coach and innovator. We always had fun and a lot of laughs when he was around. We will miss him.
Skip Allen (Santa Barbara)
Gene and Dane introduced beach volleyball doubles to the Ft. Lauderdale beach and indoor players. The top Florida men players such as Kenny Haan and Mike Ryan used both power and finesse reflected in Gene's game.
Gene was influential in launching the pro doubles tour going from So Cal to So Florida the first year of its inception.
I had the honor of meeting Gene with one of his outside hitters Nancy Nunez. We compared volleyball stories all night long over Mexican food. My Florida friends sent him pictures to honor him and thank him for his wonderful impact on Florida volleyball and his wonderful friendship.
May he have as must fun in heaven as he did on earth.
Gene is up in heaven telling Jesus how to run the Volleyball tourneyment.
A real Legend of the sport. Last show Gene last year in Santa Barbara , to honor Henry Bergman at East Beach glad i had a photo taken.
We are very sorry to hear of Gene's passing.Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
My condolences to the family as you mourn your loss. May the God of comfort give you the strength to get through this most difficult time.
Thanks, Gene, for becoming part of your sports history. You are now in Heaven to spend Eternity here.
Rest easy, thank you for your contribution to this amazing sport!
To the the family of Gene Selznick - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
You remain with us in our hearts, our thoughts & our beloved memories of you.
A Major part of sport history..... thanks for sharing your talent with us
I was glad to see the 57' season end. My school homework and studies were a mess. So many hours by the radio. I loved the entire team, what a thrill to see them go unbeaten. One of my heroes in life.
What a loss to the sports world & the world in general! My heart goes out to the family! -Romans 15:33
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during this difficult time and may God grant you the comfort to endure.
To the Selznick family: Sorry for your loss. I pray that your family can have comfort from the words of Psalm 145:18. Your family is in my prayers.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
May God's gentle peace fill your heart
and comfort your ...soul today and in the days to come,
Green, L.-West P. Bch., FLA 66407