Donovan Koff

Donovan Koff
Associate
Trusted Since: 2019

I was first introduced to bowling at a family birthday when I was around 3 years old. As expected, I don’t remember much from the day, but it must have been pretty fun because I was hooked from day 1. I bowled in leagues with family for a few years until it was time to start competing. My dad happened to stumble upon the Southwest Junior Bowlers Tour when I was about 9, and that was pretty much it. A good amount of my early childhood memories were spent with my dad, on road trips to the next tournament or spending a ton of hours in the bowling alley preparing for one. However, I physically matured rather quickly and soon found myself interested in other sports through middle school and most of high school, not leaving any time for bowling. Then, my junior year, I decided to bowl a scratch tournament just for fun. I’m pretty sure I finished dead last, but my love for the sport was re-sparked. I continued to improve through the end of high school and then attended Grand Canyon University to further my education and bowl for coach Canfield. In the two years I spent bowling for that program, I was forced to learn teamwork in an largely individual sport. I also learned more about the game in that short time span than I had ever learned before. We found a great amount of success in those years, even qualifying and competing in the collegiate national tournament my sophomore year, finishing T-9th in the country that year. I have truthfully fallen in love with this sport and I hope to continue to improve my knowledge and my game everyday!

 

Accomplishments

-       2018-19 Club Collegiate 2nd Team All-American

-       Florida Open Collegiate Singles Champion

-       Sin City Invitational Singles Champion

-       4x Collegiate Singles Top 5

-       300’s - 29

-       800’s - 4

Get To Know Donovan Koff

1. Favorite thing to do outside of bowling and why?

-       My two favorite things to do would be spending time with my son and watching sports with friends. Nothing better than critiquing world-class athletes from the comfort of your own couch.

 

2. Favorite movie of all time and why?

-       Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby. This one isn’t even close for me, I think it’s the funniest movie ever made.

 

3. Sports fan? Favorite teams? and why?

-       Humongous sports fan. Growing up, my dad had SportsCenter on the TV pretty much 24/7. We would always sit down at night and watch the games, which we occasionally still do to this day. My favorites are the Denver Broncos for football, LA Lakers for basketball, and LA Dodgers for baseball. With the raiders moving to my hometown of Las Vegas soon, I guess I’ll root for them a little too. but not much.

 

4. Your favorite thing about your job at Virtue and why?

-       Every time I come to work I learn a little bit more about the sport of bowling. I’m a little bit of a fiend for knowledge so this job is a perfect fit for me. I’m constantly surrounded by knowledgeable bowlers whether they’re my coworkers or customers.

 

5. If you had to describe your personality in one word, what would it be?

-       Friendly