Coach Charney, a master recruiter, took Purchase from the basement of the league to a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament in two and a half seasons. Under Charney, the Panthers won the Skyline Conference crown.
Marvin Billups, his star recruit has blossomed into the league's premier player. Billips took home Skyline Conference player of the year honors after winning the tournament's Most Valuable Player award. Billips was also named to the D3Hoops All-Atlantic first team, joining Charney among the region's best.
Charney has won everywhere he has gone. In 22 years of coaching high school football he has never has a losing season. He was named Coach of the Year by the Daily News and the Journal News for his baseball championship at Westchester Community College. He was also named Junior College Coach of the Year.
Charney is set to return for his third full season next winter. The entire roster will be back next winter, leaving Purchase as a favorite to repeat its victory in 2010-11.