Danny Tarkanian is first and foremost a devoted husband to Amy Tarkanian and a proud father of four children: Lois, Ava, Ashley and Jerry, Jr.
He is also a successful commercial real estate developer of the Tarkanian Professional Center, a 100,000 square foot commercial center that has thrived even through Nevada’s real estate downturn.
He founded a successful non-profit youth basketball organization that teaches children life lessons in leadership and sportsmanship – and has seen it grow to serving over 340 Nevada youths.
Danny’s family story represents the American Dream and service to community. His grandmother Rose escaped the Armenian Genocide and came to America for a better life for her family. She persevered through the early death of her husband and the Great Depression. Her son Jerry became the greatest basketball coach in NCAA history. Danny’s mother Lois founded the first private school for the deaf in California and currently serves on the Las Vegas City Council.
Daniel John Tarkanian was born December 18, 1961 in Redlands, California. As a young boy he attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. He graduated with honors from UNLV and magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law.