Yanni Hufnagel is the former coach of American college basketball. His last team to serve before retiring was the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball. Prior to this team, Yanni was an assistant coach for California Golden Bears, Harvard Crimson and Vanderbilt Commodores. He was considered as the top recruiter in the college basketball.
Hufnagel is a son of Thierry Hufnage and Joni and was raised in Scarsdale, New York City. He attended the Scarsdale High School Raiders and played for the basketball team of the school and was the team captain. Yanni later was cut from the side and became the commentator for the team’s games on a local cable TV Channel.
After completion of his high school studies, he joined the Pennsylvania State University and played for the university team for one year on the lacrosse team. He then took a transfer to Cornell University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations. He graduated from the university in the year 2006.
Yanni Hufnagle went to New Jersey Nets where he undertook his internship, and later he moved to the University of Oklahoma where he worked as the assistant coach of the Sooners Men’s Basketball team. While at Oklahoma, Yanni was credited for helping in developing Blake Griffin. It is at Oklahoma where he studied his master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration that was in the year 2010.
In 2009, Yanni Hufnagel joined Havard Crimson men’s basketball as an assistant coach, and he recruited Tommy Amaker. He is also remembered for his role in developing Wesley Saunders and Jeremy Lin. In 2013, Hufnage moved to Vanderbilt Commodores where an assistant coach was. He later joined California Golden Bears Coaching Staff in 2014.
Yanni Hufnagel became the assistant coaching at
the University of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team in 2016. Marc Johnson,
the UNR President, supported the hire. He has played an essential role in
developing many basketball players in the country as well as improving the
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