Head Coach Kyle Martin is 30-23 in two seasons with the Panthers, including two conference tournament appearances.
Martin’s second season ended with a 17-10 mark and a berth in the Skyline Conference Semifinals, after defeating Yeshiva University in the tournament first round. Along the way, Purchase led the Skyline Conference in scoring and picked up key wins during the 2016-17 campaign over defending SUNYAC Champion Cortland State, New York University and rival Manhattanville.
Martin guided two players to all-conference recognition, both members of his first full recruiting class (Brian Berrios and Deshawn Cann). Off the court, the team registered a team GPA just under 3.0.
Martin's first season in Panther blue and orange yielded a 13-13 record, an improvement from the previous 9-17 campaign; and a Skyline Conference playoff berth for Purchase. The Panthers finished the regular season with a 10-5 record after a 3-7 start. Off the court, the team yielded four Skyline Conference Academic Honor Roll members (Kalyn Credle, Max Pearce, Michael Soffer and Julian Wright).
Prior to Purchase, Martin was the top assistant coach at Morrisville State College, guiding the heralded program to three outstanding winter campaigns, most notably two North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Tournament Championships and one regular season title. Martin also assisted in guiding Morrisville to two-straight NCAA Division III Championship Tournament appearances, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2012-13, and the Elite 8 in 2013-14. Both seasons remain the best in school history.
At Morrisville, he coached six to all-conference distinction, two players to all-region honors and four to 1,000-point scorer status. The team went 23-6 in 2012-13 and finished ranked 20th in D3Hoops.com rankings. The following season, 2013-14, Morrisville finished with a 22-9 record and the highest D3Hoops ranking in program history – 16th – after advancing to the Elite 8.
Before joining Morrisville State, Martin served as an assistant coach at Hamilton College. As a member of the highly-competitive NESCAC, the Continentals appeared in the conference tournament quarterfinals and had a D3Hoops.com all-region player in his one season as an assistant there.
The Tully, NY native earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Albany. While at Albany, he was a member of the lacrosse team that won two America East Conference Championships and appeared in two NCAA Division I Tournaments.
He would later earn his Master's in organizational leadership from Mercy College. In addition, he currently holds a New York State Basketball Coaching Certification from SUNY Cortland and is a member of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY). Martin resides in White Plains with his wife Kelly.
Alexis Nunez is entering his third season as assistant coach at Purchase College. Nunez, a former White Plains High School standout, finished his four-year career at SUNY Cobleskill this past spring as an All-Conference 1st Team performer, winning NEAC Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player on the way to winning the 2015 conference tournament and earning a bid to the NCAA.
Nunez graduated from Cobleskill in May 2015 with a degree in Business Administration. Nunez also played for legendary high school coach Spencer Mayfield at White Plains.