The World Cup coaching staff has been consistent in the years leading up to Pyeong Chang 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.
Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) leads the 16-member 2018-19 U.S. Cross Country Team, announced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, with a strong focus on the 2019 World Cross Country Championships.
Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop has won the 2018 Brumbaugh Cup as the strongest senior team in the Michigan Cup Series. The Vasa Ski Club was second overall, with the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team third.