Scott Palguta

Head Coach


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.



Dan Highstead

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.