Women's Coaches

Megan Lewis - Women's Head Varsity Coach

Megan graduated from Washington in 1994 and began coaching with her alma mater in 2003 as an Assistant on the Men's team. She took over as the Head Women's Coach in 2006. Megan obtained both her Bachelor of Sociology and Master of Teaching from the University of Iowa. In 2015, she took a teaching position at Washington working with students who have autism. She married her husband Shawn in 2010 and he currently works as the Meat Department Manager at the Mt. Vernon Rd. Hy-Vee. Megan has two sons who have graduated, Hunter and Jackson.

Randy Ironside - Women's Head JV Coach/Asst. Varsity Coach

Randy graduated from Washington High School in 2001 and began his coaching career immediately. He served as the Xavier Women's Head Coach from 2001-2003 and has been coaching the Washington Men's team since 2001. He took over as the JV coach in 2003 and has held the position since. He assumed the same role with the Women's team in 2012. Randy earned his Bachelor of Sociology from the University of Iowa prior to completing his Master of Business Administration. Randy currently works as a Project Coordinator for Windstream Communications in Hiawatha. His wife, Jennifer, works for Transamerica and together they have three children; sons Wyatt and Everett and daughter Delaney.

Laurel Cruse - Women's Assistant Varsity Coach

Laurel has lived in Cedar Rapids for nearly 8 years and is happy to call this city home. As a life-long athlete, she was a state swimmer (Mason City High School) and state track runner (Forest City High School) and participated on the Crew team at the University of Iowa where she graduated in 2004 with a degree in Recreation Management and Child Studies. After having worked in most areas of Parks and Recreation-Aquatics, Summer Camps, Adult Sports, and Special Events (City of Beverly Hills), and Eco-Tourism (United States Peace Corps), she started coaching for the YMCA with their swim team this past summer. Laurel currently works for the City of Cedar Rapids in the Utilities Department. She is married to her husband Bob and spends much of her time looking after their busy family; Alice (15), Emma (13), Matthew (11), Grace (11), and Veronica (2).