In April 2017, Yanni Hufnagel moved to the Nevada Wolf Pack. An article published on BitsyLink revealed a few things about the 30-year old basketball enthusiast. Mr. Hufnagel grew up in Scarsdale, New York. He became fascinated by the game of basketball at a young age and dreamt of becoming a coach. He read coaching-related materials and put the information into practice using figurines.
During the early years of his career, Yanni was a presenter at a public TV station. His job allowed him to focus on the local teams. One of Hufnagel’s broadcasting partners believed that Yanni would one day become a sports commentator or a coach.
Coach Yanni Hufnagel attended the Cornell University. When he was in his freshman year, he worked as a basketball manager. He later interned at the New Jersey Nets. After graduating college, he was offered a job by Jeff Capel as a graduate assistant coach. In 2009, Jeff recommended Yanni to Harvard’s head coach. Coach Capel made him an assistant coach.
Hufnagel used his new position to search for new players to join Harvard’s basketball team. A few years from now, Yanni could become either an assistant coach or head coach at one of the big colleges. He has already worked with teams from prestigious schools, which include Harvard and Cornell University.
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Yanni Hufnagel has made a name for himself in the basketball scene for his recruiting abilities. Currently, he coaches the Nevada Wolf Pack. Before he started coaching Wolf Pack, he was Golden Bears’ assistant coach. Yanni has also worked with Vanderbilt Commodores as their assistant coach. He has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, including Eric Musselman.
Not many Jews can qualify to become NBA players because of their height. However, this didn’t stop Yanni Hufnagel from pursuing his passion. He has produced great NBA talents during his coaching career.
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