Yanni Hufnagel completed his move to Nevada


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Coach | Posted on 08-08-2017

Yanni Hufnagel is 34-year-old basketball coach born and raised in Scarsdale in New York. Many recognize him as the most talented recruiter, and this has made him most admired basketball official.

His career path was apparent when he was young. He uses to read every material on basketball that comes his way and matched what he knew with real live players executing it; this honed his skills that later would make him the most sought after coach.

Yanni Hufnagel studied bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University where he graduated in 2006, and four years later, he had earned a Master’s degree in Adult Higher Education with majors in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Oklahoma.

His love for basketball emerged when he joined a local television as a sports announcer. This is where his colleague noticed his passion later it turned out to be true. Yanni Hufnagel has worked as both head coach and assistant.

During his year one at Cornell University, he worked as the basketball manager and later got a chance to work with New Jersey Nets as an intern. While there, he met a friend who directed him to Jeff Chapel who was at that time searching for a graduate assistant coach and Yanni Hufnagel had just graduated.

In 2009, due Chapel’s recommendation, Yanni got a job as a volunteer assistant coach at Harvard. He has extensive experience as a coach and assistant coach; he has worked in major schools in his local area.

Yanni’s basketball career

In 2009, Yanni joined Harvard Crimson Men’s basketball as an assistant coach where he helped the team win tournaments such as 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. He also helped players such as Jeremy Lin develop their skills.

In May 2013 he was called to Vanderbilt also as an assistant coach where he earned ESPN and helped the team sign Wade Baldwin IV and other talented players. He left the team after his first season there.

In 2014, Yanni was hired by California Golden Bears to assist their coaching staff. While here, he helped the sign Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb. And later won 2016 NCAA Tournament with the help of two players.

On 8th of April, 2016, Yanni accepted an invitation to join Nevada as their assistant coach.

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