The basketball coaching career of Yanni Hufnagel has been one success story after another even though the man in question has only reached 34 years of age. A coaching career that began at a young age in his hometown of Scarsdale, New York, where the young Yanni Hufnagel would set out to learn as much as possible about basketball plays and strategy from the books he could find before setting out to become a sports broadcaster with his local public broadcasting station.
While studying for his undergraduate degree at prestigious Cornell University, Yanni Hufnagel became the basketball manager for the university’s team and expanded upon this initial role by taking up his first graduate assistant role at Oklahoma University. Yanni Hufnagel had already interned with the New Jersey Nets at this stage and would go on to take on major roles as an assistant coach with a number of different college teams. It was during his initial coaching role with Oklahoma that Yanni Hufnagel made his first impression with Head Coach Jeff Capel recommending him for the role of coach at Harvard University. The latest role of Yanni Hufnagel has seen him become a trusted assistance of Nevada Wolf Pack Head Coach Jeff Musselman as the New York native looks to continue his prolific rise to success as a basketball coach.
The career of Yanni Hufnagel has seen him achieve success as a student with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, followed by a Masters in Education from Cornell University. A former lacrosse player, Yanni Hufnagel first came to prominence when his work assisting in the development of current NBA star Blake Griffin was recognized during his time as an assistant coach at Oklahoma.