Born in August 26, 1982, Yanni Hufnagel is a former college basketball coach. Yanni Hufnagel was raised in Scarsdale, New York United States of America. He started playing basketball at a young age and was even the Captain for the Scarsdale High School Raiders. After graduation, Hufnagel joined the Pennsylvania State University. There he was the defenseman for the University’s lacrosse team. After a year, he moved to Cornell University where graduated from in 2006. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labour Relations . He then went on to be an intern at the New Jerseys Nets before joining the University of Oklahoma. At the University of Oklahoma, Yanni was the graduate Assistant Coach for the Sooners men’s basketball team. It is said that Yanni Hufnagel was the man who helped nurture Blake Griffin. Yanni also holds a masters degree in adult and Higher Education from Oklahoma.
Yanni Hufnagel’s career began at the Harvard Crimson men’s basketball in 2009. He served there as an assistant coach under Tommy Amaker. After 4 years, he joined Vanderbilt Commodores as an assistant coach. Hufnagel served there for one season. In 2014, Yanni Hufnagel joined the California Golden Bears as one of their coaches. It was on April 8, 2016 that Yanni joined the Wolf Pack men’s basketball team at the University of Nevada.
Yanni Hufnagel’s move to the Nevada Wolf Pack was a really successful one. Yanni Hufnagel is said to have been an excellent recruiter while he was at Nevada’s men’s basketball team. This many have said is attributed to the fact that Hufnagel is not afraid to approach anyone for a basketball deal as he can take any answer as a positive one. Furthermore Yanni is an excellent salesman when it comes to signing new players that have a promising basketball career. He served there for a season and left in 2017 after participating in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament( Division I).