Paul Zalewski enters his eighth season as a volunteer assistant coach for the East Carolina University track and field teams, working with the men's and women's hurdlers and multi-event athletes. Zalewski earned a master's degree in Biomechanics from East Carolina University in July of 2007. During his first season, Zalewski helped coach the ECU men's hurdlers to four All-Conference-USA performances. He also guided senior Hector Cotto to an NCAA East Regional qualifying mark, an NCAA National Championship appearance, and a new school record in the 110m high hurdles.
During Zalewski's time with the Pirates, he has helped produce many outstanding performances. In three seasons, Zalewski has coached 7 C-USA champions, 23 All C-USA performers, 4 school records, 6 NCAA East Regional qualifiers, 2 USATF Junior National qualifiers, and 1 NCAA National Championship qualifier.
Zalewski graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland in 2005, where he earned his B.S. in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Exercise Science. He was part of four SUNY Athletic Conference Championship teams, as well as one Eastern College Athletic Conference championship team. He scored conference championships in the 400 IH and 4x400m relay, earned all-conference honors in the 400 IH, 4x400 relay, 4x100 relay, and 500m during his career as a Red Dragon, and is part of the school record-setting 4x400m relay team at Cortland.
Zalewski is certified with USA Track & Field Level I and II Coaches Certifications, which includes training in sprints, hurdles, relays, and jumps.