All fall sports have been postponed until the second half of the school year. Student athletes will follow a similar plan to a standard PE class at this time. Coaches could structure workouts for sports specific conditioning as they deem necessary, as long as district guidelines are maintained and student/family health and safety are the focus.

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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


Athletic Director
Matt Thissen

Matt Thissen

Athletics Director