New York born Yanni Hufnagel is one of the nation’s best assistant coaches. He continues to shine as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack. Yanni Hufnagel 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 originally started out calling games for his local public television station. Yanni Hufnagel then moved onto becoming a basketball manager at his alma mater Cornell University. While at Cornell, Yanni Hufnagel earned opportunity for a summer internship with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. After graduating from Cornell Yanni Hufnagel was recruited by Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, who interviewed him and immediately hired him.
Yanni Hufnagel later moved onto being a volunteer assistant coach at Harvard. Yanni Hufnagel then began recruiting players across the nation. Yanni Hufnagel later received multiple job offers from top-tier schools across the country including assistant coaching and head coaching roles. Yanni Hufnagle has become a well known in the basketball world by his major accomplishments 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. Yanni Hufnagel 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. Yanni Hufnagel 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. During his time at Nebraska, Yanni Hufnagel has become a star assistant coach, drawing the praise of the school.