Vince Koza

(1-3-20) Beloved veteran Stateline sports personality Vince Koza (60) lost his battle with cancer it was announced today.

From Caring Bridge Page

Vince Koza 1959-2020

Journal entry by Brittany Koza

My father passed away this morning, January 3, 2020, and 4:55am. It was as peaceful as it could be. We were all with him and I know he felt us there with all of our love.

He fought so so hard, but there was just too much cancer. It overtook his lungs and he just couldn’t breathe anymore. His heart was strong but it just just too much work. I know he fought as hard as he could for as long as he could, and that towards the end he was purely fighting for my mom, my sister, and me.

Please bear with us during this difficult time. We’re still processing and in the process of getting him and everything back to Lima. Details about services will be shared once we’ve made them.

Thank you all for your kindness, love, and support. I know he felt it and I know it meant the world to him. He loved you all. He loved Lima. And it was amazing to see how much you all loved him back. Thank you for giving him that gift.

Brittany Koza

October announcement by Vince about his cancer diagnosis –

It was just the first day of October when Vince Koza announced that he was fighting a serious form of cancer.


There already has been a large output of support for the Koza family on social media. Funeral arrangements are pending, Koza is survived by his wife Holly (Geaman) and his daughters Brittany and Sarah.

Story will be updated —





From 2009 – Vince Koza