Jillian Palan has been instrumental in the establishment of Highland Community College women’s basketball as a national power. The Scotties are 91-13 since her arrival in 2011, with two Region 6 Championships, a 5th place national tournament finish, and a National Runner-up finish. They have been ranked #1 in the country for four weeks as well as being in the top 10 for multiple seasons. The Scotties have had three All-Americans, four All-Conference, and six All-Region players as well as three academic All-Americans.
Palan is the recruiting coordinator as well as being in charge of post players among other on court and game day duties. Jillian is no stranger to success as she led North central Missouri to a 6th place National Tournament finish as well as being a part of the post season at the Division I level, playing for Tricia Cullop’s Evansville Aces in the women’s postseason NIT.