Magdalena Lewy, a former Cal track and field All-American and member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the Golden Bears.
Still an avid runner, Lewy took second at the 2008 Olympic Trials (2:30:19), and she plans to continue training with a goal to make the 2012 U.S. team for the London Games. Lewy just missed out on the 2004 Olympics, placing fifth (2:30:50)) in the marathon at the 2004 U.S. Trials.
After assuming her initial coaching duties at Cal in 1996 while still an undergraduate, she left for the 1998 season to serve as an assistant women's cross country coach at Saint Mary's in nearby Moraga. Lewy then returned for the 1999 and 2000 collegiate seasons in Berkeley.
From 2000-07, Lewy was research director for Sports Street Marketing, which manufacturers GU energy gel, before she returned to coaching at Cal again.
Lewy earned her All-America honor with a third-place finish in the 5000 meters at the 1997 NCAA championships with a time of 16:04.86. She qualified for the 1995 NCAA meet in the 3000 and 5000, but only ran the 5000.
On Cal's all-time performers list, Lewy ranks second in the 5000 (16:04.86), third in the 3000 (9:25.93) and eighth in the 1500 (4:23.20).
Originally from Poland, Lewy attended Lakewood High School in Southern California and then spent two years at Long Beach City College before transferring to Cal. She earned her bachelor's degree in human biodynamics from Cal in 1997 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Cal State Hayward. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Richie Boulet, and their four-year-old son, Owen.