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07 Charles Pravata
07 Charles Pravata
Title: HOF Class of '07

Charlie Pravata is the longest-tenured and all-time winningest coach of the football program at the Academy. Over the course of his 12 years (1991-2002), Pravata led the Mariners to a 66-47 record, including five post-season berths and three eight-win seasons. In 1994, Pravata led the Academy to its first ever berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. He also posted a 3-1 mark in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southwest Regional Championships with victories over Dickinson (1992), Franklin & Marshall (1996) and Grove City (1997). Pravata was the recipient of the Coach Omeltchenko Coach of the Year Award in 1993 and 1995 and was also named the Freedom Football Conference Coach of the Year in 2002. He was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Recruiting and Retention at USMMA following the 2002 football season during which he guided the Mariners to an 8-3 record and an appearance in the ECAC South Atlantic Championship game. In addition to football, Pravata also coached the baseball team for two years and was named the 1992 Skyline Coach of the Year. He had a winning season on each occasion.