Former 49er All-American Greg Magee enters his first year as an assistant coach at Long Beach State. He will oversee the horizontal jumps.
"Coach Magee brings a wealth of knowledge and success to the Long Beach State track & field program," Sythe said. "He is excited to return home to his alma mater where he left an outstanding legacy as a five-time All-American and former school-record holder at The Beach. I look forward to working with Greg as we continue to develop our athletes and to recruit the next generation of great talent for our program."
Magee returns to his alma mater after serving as an assistant coach at San Bernardino Valley College (2012-13) and Riverside Community College (2007-12). During his tenure as an assistant, he saw nine of his athletes qualify for the National Junior College Athletic Association championships, and guided two of them to national titles. Magee also tutored 23 NJCAA All-Americans.
While at RCC, Magee helped lead the men's team to four state titles. Under his guidance, the Tigers also had five individual state champions in the horizontal jumps (4 long jump, 1 triple jump).
As an athlete, Magee was a five-time All-American at Long Beach State. He earned indoor All-America honors in the long jump and outdoor All-America honors in the triple jump in 1976 and 1977. Magee was also a member of the 49ers' 1977 4x400 relay team that garnered All-America distinction. In addition, Magee was the Pacific Coast Athletic Association long jump champion in 1977.
In his two years with the 49ers, Magee established a then school record in the indoor triple jump (currently No. 3). He also registered a pair of top-10 outdoor marks in the triple jump and long jump, which still rank third and eighth, respectively.
Magee transferred to LBSU from Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Upon completing his education at Long Beach State, Magee joined the Army where he continued his athletic career.