Honoring Jack F. Charney upon the occasion of being inducted into the Rome Sports Hall of Fame on July 28, 2019

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Senate Resolution No. 1882

BY: Senator GRIFFO

HONORING Jack F. Charney upon the occasion of
being inducted into the Rome Sports Hall of Fame on
July 28, 2019

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
outstanding athletes who have distinguished themselves through their
exceptional performance, attaining unprecedented success and the highest
level of personal achievement; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Jack F. Charney upon the occasion of being inducted into the Rome Sports
Hall of Fame; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on Sunday,
July 28, 2019, with a Ceremony at the Hall, followed by a Banquet at
Vernon Downs Casino Hotel in Vernon, New York; and

WHEREAS, Every year, the Rome Sports Hall of Fame publicly commends
the pursuit of athletic excellence, recognizes those who have excelled,
and strives to preserve Rome's rich athletic heritage; Jack F. Charney
is truly deserving of this prestigious award; and

WHEREAS, Jack F. Charney was born to Vera (Sargent) and Dr. Herman
Charney in Greeley, Colorado, in 1942; after the sudden death of his
father, he and his mother moved to Rome, New York, where he attended
Rome Free Academy; and

WHEREAS, A talented athlete, Jack F. Charney was a hurdler,
sprinter, long jumper, and a relay team member for the track team, and
served as the co-Captain of his school's undefeated 1959 league
championship football team as both a defensive back and a running back;
he also held the title of President of the Block R Club; and

WHEREAS, Upon graduating, Jack F. Charney played three years of
varsity football for Springfield College; after earning his degree, he
became the assistant football and track coach at Pulaski High in New
Britain, Connecticut, posting a 24-4 record over his four years there;

WHEREAS, During the next more than 30 years, Jack F. Charney coached
at colleges mostly in New England including one year as the freshman
coach at his alma mater when he went back to receive his master's degree
in physical education; and

WHEREAS, Jack F. Charney then coached for Norwich University,
followed by American International College, Brown University, Dean
College, and Nichols College; throughout his esteemed coaching career,
he produced a winning record of 147-93-2, and lived by his mantra,
"Surround yourself with good people and always strive for success. Play
to win the game. Otherwise, why keep score?"; and

WHEREAS, Jack F. Charney has clearly made a contribution to the
spirit of excellence which is a tradition of his Rome community; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when
individuals of such outstanding athletic accomplishments are brought to
our attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Jack F. Charney upon the occasion of being inducted into the Rome
Sports Hall of Fame on July 28, 2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Jack F. Charney.


  • 06 / Jun / 2019
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  • 12 / Jun / 2019

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