U.S.A. Cross Country Staff Announced
Chris Grover and Oleg Ragilo talk to Jessie Diggins in Planica (SLO). © NordicFocus
"The stability of the staff has created a platform upon which we’ve been able to build better and better support for the athlete. We have a staff that knows what it takes to support medal-winning skiers at the World Championships." Chris Grover

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team today announced their coaching and support staff for the 2018-19 season that begins in Ruka Finland with the first FIS World Cup on November 24 & 25. The Season will be highlighted by major events including the Tour de Ski and the World Championships in Seefeld, Austria.

The World Cup coaching staff has been incredibly consistent in the years leading up to PyeongChang and now leading into a World Championship year. Chris Grover enters his ninth season as head coach and is joined by veteran coaches Matt Whitcomb and Jason Cork.

"The stability of the staff has created a platform upon which we’ve been able to build better and better support for the athlete. We have a staff that knows what it takes to support medal-winning skiers at the World Championships." - Chris Grover

On the development side, Bryan Fish has been promoted to Cross Country Sport Development Manager. This is a new position and will allow Fish to continue as the driving force with the development pipeline and become a larger player in the national cross country scene. He will be supported by new hire Mackenzie St. Onge, a recent Dartmouth Graduate.

Cross Country Coaches and Staff
Head Coach: Chris Grover
World Cup Coach: Matt Whitcomb 
World Cup Coach: Jason Cork 
Cross Country Sport Development Manager: Bryan Fish 
D-Team Coach: Gus Kaeding 
Cross Country Sport Coordinator: Mackenzie St. Onge 
Communications Manager: Reese Brown

Service Staff
Head of Service: Oleg Ragilo 
World Cup Service: Jean-Pascal Laurin
World Cup Service: Andrew Morehouse 
World Cup Service: Tim Baucom 
World Cup Service: Eli Brown

Press release U.S. Ski & Snowbard