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Athletic Director's Message

Welcome to Golden Valley High School Athletics

“Home of the Cougars”


Golden Valley High School is a member of the Central California Conference. Other member schools of the CCC are Atwater, Buhach Colony, Merced, Pitman, and Turlock.

Founded in 1994, GVHS maintains a commitment to “education-based athletics.” Cougar athletes have achieved at the highest levels, including the representation of GVHS in international and national competitions. We envision student-athletes who embody sportsmanship, teamwork, and a dedicated work ethic.

“Pursuing Victory with Honor” comes with our commitment to develop good citizens that will be productive in their lives after high school. This is an exciting time for our school as we continue our quest to improve the facilities that future Cougars will enjoy. We invite all of you to support our young athletes. High school athletics is the best family bargain in town!

Conference Championships

  • Volleyball (9)
  • Boys Cross Country (7)
  • Boys Basketball (6)
  • Boys Track & Field (6)
  • Girls Basketball (6)
  • Softball (4)
  • Boys Water Polo (4)
  • Girls Water Polo (3)
  • Wrestling (3)
  • Football (3)
  • Girls Track (2)
  • Baseball (1)
  • Boys Swimming (1)
  • Boys Soccer (1)
  • Girls Soccer (1)

CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Banners

  • Wrestling (2)
  • Boys Basketball (1)
  • Girls Basketball (1)
  • Boys Track & Field (1)

Individual State Champions

  • Boys Track & Field (3)
Matt Thissen

Matt Thissen

Athletics Director