Yanni Hufnagel has become one of the country’s greatest coaches. He continues to shine as an assistant coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack. He started his time in Nevada last April, where he is serving alongside coach Eric Musselman. Yanni Hufnagel has been drawn to sports since he was little.
Yanni Hufnagel comes from Scarsdale, New York. He has been working on his coaching since his early days reading every book on coaching. When he was kid he would use basketball action figures to create the plays shown in the book. Yanni Hufnagel originally started out calling games for his local public television station.
He later became a basketball manager at Cornell University. While at Cornell, he received an opportunity for a summer internship with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. After graduating from Cornell he was recruited by Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, who interviewed him and immediately hired him.
On the recommendation of Coach Capel, Yanni Hufnagel became a volunteer assistant coach at Harvard. He immediately went to work recruiting players across the country. Yanni Hufnagel has received multiple job offers from a variety of colleges including assistant coaching or head coaching. Yanni Hufnagel has become well known in the basketball world by his successes across the country.
Yanni Hufnagel received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell and later earned a Master’s Degree in Adult Higher Education from Oklahoma. He has mastered the art of selling to recruiters and bringing them to the school he is representing.
Yanni Hufnagel has worked at some of the nation’s most respected schools around. He spent time coaching at Cornell, Oklahoma, Harvard, Vanderbilt, California and currently at Nevada. He has managed to make winners out of the schools he has worked with and will continue to do so until he decides to hang it up.