Scott Palguta

Head Coach

Scott Palguta, who served the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the Colorado College men’s soccer team, was introduced as the third head coach in program history on Feb. 6, 2015.

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.


Andy Kohel


Assistant Coach

Andy Kohel, a former player and coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Colorado College men’s soccer program.

Kohel’s primary responsibilities include planning training sessions, coaching defenders, video analysis, scouting, player identification and recruiting, and Coordinating on-campus visits.

Kohel spent the last four seasons at his alma mater as an assistant coach, during which the Titans posted a 48-18-11 record, won the 2014 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) championship and earned a berth in the 2013 Division III Championship.


Dan Highstead

The Tiger Soccer Academy At Colorado College

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.