OB Sports’ Dave Goff passes away at age 59

Dave Goff, senior vice president of operations for OB Sports, died on March 17 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 59. Goff, who was born in

Chicago, spent the majority of his young life in Homewood, Ill., where he excelled as an athlete in both basketball and tennis. As a high school basketball player, he was an all-conference and all-state honoree, which led to a basketball scholarship at Texas A&M. As a tennis player, he and his partner won the state doubles title.

As the starting point guard

for the Aggies for four straight seasons — the first player in Texas A&M history to be a four- year starter — Goff set a school record for assists (535) and served as co-captain, leading Texas A&M to the Southwest Conference Championship and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in 1980. After he earned his degree in business administration, he worked as a graduate assistant until he earned his MBA. Goff began his working

career as a stock broker in Fort Worth, Texas, where he also married his college sweetheart, Amy Schrickel Goff, his wife of 33 years. He got into the golf business through a golf course project in Illinois followed by another course project in Tomball, Texas. Following those golf projects, he joined

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Scottsdale-based Western Golf, where he worked for 11 years before joining OB Sports. Throughout his life, Goff

continued to play recreational basketball and golf along with tennis, and was an advid camper, water/snow skier and hiker. He also devoted time to coaching sports teams involving his three children — daughters Dani and Kate, and son Will. Dave and Amy also sponsored many charities and continued to be strong supporters of Texas A&M.

Sports’ Facebook page read: “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dave Goff. During this time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He always will be remembered and loved by his OB family.” Goff was remembered

during a memorial service at Chaparral Christian Church in Scottsdale, as well as a celebration of life at Handlebar J’s, both on March 24. Those who wish to remember Dave can send donations to the Texas A&M 12th


Foundation for a scholarship in his honor. The address is 12th

2800, College Station, Tex., 77841-2800. As an option, a donation in his name can be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation. n

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