Yanni Hufnagel is seen as one of the biggest names in college basketball when it comes to recruiting and the position of assistant coach. He was born in 1982 and last held a position with Eric Musselman for the men’s basketball team of the Nevada Wolf Pack at the University of Nevada. Before this, Yanni Hufnagel has served as the assistant coach for other notable colleges such as the University of California, Vanderbilt University, Harvard University, and the University of Oklahoma.
The childhood of Yanni Hufnagel was spent in Scarsdale, New York where he was raised Jewish by his parents, Theirry and Joni Hufnagel. He and his younger brother both played lacrosse in high school at Scarsdale High. In addition, he was also on the varsity basketball team for the school. After leaving the team, be began commentation the games for a local cable access channel.
After graduating from high school, Yanni Hufnagel continued his education at Pennsylvania State University where he continued playing lacrosse before transferring to Cornell University where he graduated in 2006 with an Industrial and Labor Relations Bachelor’s degree. After working with the New Jersey Nets during a summer internship, he went on to attend the University of Oklahoma where he earned his Adult and Higher Education Master’s Degree and serves as an assistant coach for their basketball team.
One of the biggest accomplishments in Yanni Hufnagel’s career as an assistant coach was helping the team win a big game in the Men’s Basketball Tournament in the 2013 NCAA Division against New Mexico. After leaving Harvard, he was offered a coaching position in Israel but declined in order to take a position with Vanderbilt as an assistant coach. His recruiting capabilities at the school were noted by ESPN but he left the program after just one season. For more details you can visit wikivisually.com
After leaving Vanderbilt and taking an assistant coaching position with the University of California, Yanni Hufnagel was responsible for recruiting notable players such as Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown. The 2 players helped their team take a coveted position during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. He later went on to work with Eric Musselman at the University of Nevada.