Scott Palguta was introduced as the third head coach in program history on Feb. 6, 2015.
Under Palguta’s guidance, the Tigers have posted a combined 41-10-9 record and continue to build upon their status as one of the elite programs in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the West Region and in all of Division III men’s soccer.
During his two seasons as an assistant, Colorado College compiled a 29-10-4 record and were ranked as high as No. 14 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Division III poll. With last year’s 15-4-2 record, the Tigers posted their most victories since the 2004 squad finished with a 16-4-1 mark.
Prior to joining CC for the 2013 season, Palguta played four seasons as a defender with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He signed with Colorado in 2009 and was part of the 2010 team that won the MLS Cup.
Jonathan Hood was named assistant coach in March of 2018 after a three-year stint at St. Lawrence University.
Hood helped the Saints make two NCAA tournament appearances including, which included a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2015. While at St. Lawrence, Hood trained one United Soccer Coaches All-American, four all-region selections and 25 all-league picks. He also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
Prior to joining the Saints, Hood was an assistant coach at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania. Hood also has coaching experience at high school and club levels. Hood graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2010 with a degree in Sports Management.
The Rosemont, Pa. native was a three-year letter winner for the men’s soccer team and helped the Battling Bishops claim three North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championships and make three NCAA tournament appearances. OWU reached the national semifinals during Hood’s freshman campaign in 2006.
Assistant Coach – Goalkeepers
One of the top club coaches in the Rocky Mountain region, Dan Highstead made his debut at Colorado College in 2008 and enters his seventh season with the Tigers this fall.
Highstead is the former head coach of the Colorado Springs United, an amateur team comprised of former and current college players who compete in the Women’s Premiere Soccer League (WPSL).
Highstead, who earned a United States Soccer Federation’A’license in 2007, was with the Pikes Peak Rush Soccer Club as Director of Coaching Seniors. His duties included running the club’s college advisory program, coaching education and selecting players to be nominated for the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy.