Dave Jarrett took the nordic combined head coach position following one of the program's most successful seasons in 2008. Jarrett, a Colorado native, spent his younger years skiing alpine. But, by the time he was a teenager, he had moved to the nordic sports and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1992 to 1998.
He enrolled in the University of Colorado after retiring and graduated with a degree in exercise physiology in 2000. He turned to coaching after that, working with the juniors at Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic cross country venue, and joined the U.S. Ski Team in 2002 as the World Cup B coach.
Jarrett married his wife Kelly following the '97 season. They live in Heber City, Utah, with their children, Jack and Angela.