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March 05, 2020

High School Coach Arrested

On February 19, 2020, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office detectives booked 67-year-old Thomas Rossow (see attached photo) into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a misdemeanor charge related to inappropriate physical contact with a female under 18. Rossow has since been released from custody.

Rossow was the head cross country coach at Elk Grove High School at the time this investigation began. He was employed by the school for over 30 years, but is no longer employed there.

Anyone with information regarding Rossow during his employment at Elk Grove High School is urged to contact Sheriff’s Office detectives at (916) 875-5070 or on our non-emergency line at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson

Click for full size photo Thomas Rossow, 67

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