Yanni Hufnagel Is Nurturing The Future Basketballers

The Jewish basketball professional Yanni Hufnagel is not slowing the growth of his career in college basketball anytime soon. He has carved out a niche for himself in the field. With so much love and passion for the game, Yanni has trained many young players into expert basketballers. Hufnagel is the undisputed king of college basketball.


Born and bred in the Scarsdale neighborhood of New York City, Yanni Hufnagel got accustomed to the fact that he didn’t have all it took to be the best basketball player who could rise through the ranks and become a legend. But he had a talent in training young athletes who wanted to be basketball players. Yanni then made the important decision of becoming a basketball coach and embarked on a plan that could help him get the prerequisite knowledge Yanni needed to be a coach. He enrolled at Penn University and later moved to Cornell where he earned a degree in Industrial Labor Relations.


His career as basketball coach began with an internship coaching position at the New Jersey Nets. It is during his graduate studies at Oklahoma University that he got a chance to become a graduate assistant to the basketball coach. Yanni boasts of a Master’s Degree in Adult and Higher Education. His specialty in the profession is the field of Intercollegiate Athletics Administration.


Yanni has had the rare opportunity of working as an assistant coach at Havard under the leadership Tommy Amaker. It is at Havard that Yanni demonstrated his resourcefulness and gained so much admiration as one of the most talented coaches. In the year 2013, Yanni Hufnagel became the coach of Vanderbilt. Some of his notable recruitments at Vanderbilt include legendary players Wade Baldwin IV and Mathew Fisher-Davis.


Yanni is currently the assistant coach for Eric Musselman and the University of Nevada’s Wolf Pack. His focus at the moment is scaling through the ranks to become a head coach.

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