Matthew Rogozinski joined the GVCS Community in 2012 when his youngest Elliott joined the Cherry Blossom Kindergarten at River. Since then, his other two children Sophie and Greta also came through Cherry Blossom and are all currently in 7th, 4th, and 1st grade at River Campus. Matthew was the boys' basketball assistant coach in 2019 and 2020. He was also the Cross-Country Coach last school year in 2020. While Matthew’s youngest was off to the grades, he was excited to get more involved and was hired and then furloughed due to virtual learning as a Teaching Assistant at the Orchard campus. Golden Valley has been an important community to the Rogozinski family, and he thought it fitting to include it as a stop in his 40th Birthday celebration adventure!
What started out as a passing joke, ended up being an excellent adventure indeed. To celebrate his 40th birthday, Coach Rogo ran 40 miles starting from his home in Sacramento, making stops at William B Pond, Fair Oaks Chicken Park, and Golden Valley River School, where he enjoyed being knighted and serenaded, and then headed back home. He was cheered on by family and friends, and his wife, Andrea, was his running companion for a whopping 33 of those miles. Nine hours after leaving his house on Saturday, February 6th, he returned to a toilet paper finish line and adoring fans!