Yanni Hufnagel is a very talented basketball coach. As a kid, he read more about coaching and watched on TV how basketball players implemented what he had learned.
Yanni Hufnagel is a very skilled recruiter and never takes a no for an answer when it comes to recruiting talented players to his basketball team. In his career, he has held numerous positions as an assistant coach or the head coach.
Yanni Hufnagel is a Jew and was born 30 years ago in Scarsdale, New York. He studied a degree in Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 2006.
In 2010 he went for a Master’s Degree at Oklahoma in Adult Higher Education where he specialized in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.
Yanni started his career as a sports announcer in his home’s area TV station. While here, his co-worker commented that Yanni has a passion for sports. And he added that he would be a coach one day.
Yanni Hufnagel was appointed the basketball manager during his fresh man year at Cornell University. He got a summer internship position to coach New Jersey Nets. Immediately after his graduation, he was connected to Jeff Chapel by one of his friends at Nets.
Yanni was in 2009 elected as a volunteer assistant coach at Harvard where he kicks started his job by conducting massive recruitment. Besides working at Harvard, Yanni Hufnagel had previously worked as an assistant coach for
Alma Mater at Cornell University, also a Graduate Assistant for Oklahoma, and as an assistant for Vanderbilt.
Yanni now works at Nevada Wolf Pack alongside the head coach. He has shown his prowess in coaching.
Yanni’s career highlights
In 2009, Yanni while coaching Harvard basketball team was elected by his workmates as the Mid-Major assistant coach during CBS Sports survey due to his recruiting skills.
Yanni was elected to coach the Team USA Youth Team during the 19th Maccabiah Games. And in May 2013, he joined Vanderbilt Commodores as coaching assistant where he left after one season.
In 2014, Yanni was called to California Golden Bears coaching officials where he helped the team to win 2016 NCAA Tournament. In April 2016, he joined University of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team as their assistant coach.