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Welcome Golden Valley High School Athletics

“Home of the Cougars”

Welcome to another fantastic year of Golden Valley Athletics. We are excited to see what this year will bring. There will be some wins and there will be some losses, but above all will be the character of our young adults and their coaches. Our coaching staff will always strive for excellence on the field, on the court, in the water, on the track, but most importantly, in the classroom. We will always pursue victory with honor.
Since 1994, Golden Valley High School has been proud to represent the city of Merced and the Merced Union High School District. We are appreciative that you have decided to join us in rooting on the Cardinal and Gold. As always, we hope that your experience at Golden Valley High School is a memorable one. GO COUGARS!
Matt Thissen
Director of Athletics
Golden Valley High School


Athletics Participation Form

The original link for the Athletic Participation Form has been replaced to this new link:


Sac-Joaquin Section Sport Calendar

The SJS Sport Calendar and SJS bylaw and process changes are on their homepage. 

2023-2024 Sac-Joaquin Section Sport Calendar PDF


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