Former 49er All-American Greg Magee enters his third year as an assistant coach at Long Beach State where he oversees the horizontal jumps.
Last year, Magee mentored Willie Alexander and Ryan Sanders, who combined to score 34 points en route to LBSU's third-straight Big West championship. Alexander won the long jump and claimed runner-up honors in the triple jump, while Sanders took first in the triple jump and third in the long jump. On the women's side, freshman Jasmine Bass earned All-Big West honors with a second-place showing in the triple jump. She notched a personal-best 40-11.5.
All three athletes qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round, with Alexander advancing to the NCAA Championships where he earned All-America honors for the third-straight year.
In 2014, Magee made an immediate impact, guiding Alexander to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Alexander garnered first-team All-America honors, while he was also an All-Big West performer in the long jump and triple jump. He reached 25-feet in the long jump four times. In addition, Magee tutored Camren Woods and mid-year transfer Cameron Pizzica, who placed third and sixth, respectively, in the Big West long jump. Pizzica improved his lifetime best by nearly two feet with just four months of training.
Magee returned 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 ninth, 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.
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