As a young boy, Yanni Hufnagel read all the books that focused on couching. He loved playing basketball. The resume of the 30-year-old is impressive, as it exhibits his impeccable coaching skills considering that he has rendered his services for different institutions of higher learning. During his first year at the renowned Cornell University, Yanni Hufnagel worked as a basketball manager. Later, he landed a summer internship with the successful New Jersey Nets. After graduating from college, he started focusing more on coaching different basketball teams. Yanni is considered an excellent recruiter given that he does not fear hearing someone say no. In addition, Hufnagel has adequate skills on recruiting promising basketball players.
Hufnagel’s Career Highlight
Yanni, the son of Thierry and Joni Hufnagel, was brought up in Scarsdale, New York. While pursuing his high school studies, Yanni Hufnagel played lacrosse. His brother, Alec, was the captain of the lacrosse team. Yanni decided to be a commentator for a local access cable TV channel after being cut from Scarsdale High School’s basketball team. For a year, he pursued his studies at the revered Pennsylvania State University, where he played lacrosse. However, he transferred to the esteemed Cornell University where he graduated with a BS in industrial and labor relations. Yanni Hufnagel earned his master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma where he worked as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team.
Yanni served as a recruiter and an assistant coach for the Harvard Crimson men’s basketball team. In a CBS Sports Survey, his peers voted him as the mid-major assistant coach who is likely to be successful in his career owing to his recruiting ability. At the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel, Yanni coached USA’s Youth Team. While serving as an assistant coaching staff for the Vanderbilt Commodores, he helped the team to rank position 29 in the recruiting class of 2014. Yanni Hufnagel was a coaching staff of California Golden Bears. He also served as an assistant coach for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team.
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