Shawna (Feldt) Cyrus was named the head coach of Pioneers softball in July 2009 and enters her ninth season in 2018.
In 2016, the Pioneers enjoyed their highest win total since 2001 after finishing with a 17-23 record. Lewis & Clark's 11 Northwest Conference wins matched the 2001 season as the most since 1998. The same season, sophomore Paige Salavea was selected All-Region and All-NWC First Team. In both the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the Pioneers have had multiple All-NWC picks. Softball student-athletes have won the Excellence in Lewis & Clark's Year of Sports (ELCYS) Female Rookie of the Year in 2016 and 2017 as well.
Cyrus joined the Pioneers after serving as an assistant coach at Oregon State for four seasons. Prior to joining the Oregon State staff, Cyrus coached the Fort Vancouver High School softball team, taking the struggling program to the district playoffs her first season. Cyrus was later named District Coach of the Year.
Cyrus also played professional softball in the Netherlands, while also serving as a coach. During her time in the Netherlands, she helped lead her team to the European Cup Championship in Forli, Italy in 2003. While playing with the Dutch club, she also served as the head coach of the 19-under junior team, which won the Holland Cup.
Cyrus, an Oregon State graduate, is a former All-Pac-10 Conference player and three-time All-Pac-10 selection. As a player, Cyrus spent one season at Mississippi State University before competing from 1999-01 at Oregon State. One of Oregon State’s all-time great players, Cyrus dominates Oregon State’s career record books with her name dotting eight different batting categories, including No. 3 ranking singles, No. 2 in triples and a No. 5 ranking in hits and runs scored. As a shortstop, she led the Beavers to three NCAA Regional Tournament appearances and was a two-time NCAA Regional Tournament selection. In total, she finished her career with her name in 15 Oregon State single-season record book categories.
In 2006, Cyrus helped the Beavers reach the Women's College World Series while guiding the 2007 team to the NCAA Regional Tournament.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Oregon State in 2001 and married Donnie Cyrus in August of 2012.