Paul Zalewski is in his second year as technical director and assistant coach for the Hokies after a successful eight-year tenure at East Carolina University.
In his first year in charge of jumps and women’s sprints and hurdles, Zalewski was able to send two athletes to the USTFA Outdoor Junior Nationals as well as to the NCAA East Region Meet. Jasmine Mitchell qualified for both events in the 400-meter race while London qualified in the 400-meter hurdles.
During his time at ECU, Zalewski coached sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events. He was also responsible for the coordination and implementation of all event-specific and condition training for multi-event athletes. Zalewski has coached one All-America selection and seven individual conference champions.
After earning his master’s in exercise and sports science/biomechanics from ECU, Zalewski joined the school’s Department of Kinesiology where he served as degree director for the bachelor of science in sports studies and taught classes in sport management, sport sociology and coaching theories, while also continuing to coach track and field.
Prior to his time at East Carolina, Zalewski was a standout athlete for the State University of New York College at Cortland. While there, Zalewski was a four-time SUNY Athletic Conference champion, twice in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and twice in the 4x400-meter relay. He was also a seven-time All-Eastern College Athletic Conference selection.