Yanni Hufnagel, the Retired Basketball Coach

Yanni Hufnagel is well known in the United States as he plays an essential role in basketball. He has served in many teams coaching and serving as an assistant coach and nurturing many talents. He was the former coach of American College basketball. Before retiring officially, Yanni used to be a coach at the Nevada Wolf Pack Men’s Basketball. Before joining this team, he was serving the California Golden Bears, Vanderbilt Commodores, and Harvard Crimson as the assistant coach. He was recognized as the best recruiter in the college basketball.

Yanni Hufnagel is a son of Thierry Hufnagel and Joni. He is a native of Scarsdale, New York and attended the Scarsdale High School raiders where he played for the school’s basketball and was the captain of the team. Later, Yanni was cut from the team, and he ended up becoming the commentator for the team’s games on a local TV Channel.


After he was through with his high school education, Yanni Hufnagel joined the Pennsylvania State University. He used to play for the school team, Lacrosse team for one year. Later he took a transfer to the Cornell University and studied his bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labour relations. He graduated from the university in 2016.

Yanni Hufnagel did his internship at the New Jersey Nets, and after that, he moved to the University of Oklahoma and served as the assistant coach of Sooners Men’s Basketball team. He was recognized for developing Blake Griffin. It is in this University where he pursued his master’s degree in the faculty of Adult and Higher Education Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Administration in 2010.

Yanni has coached Harvard Crimson men’s basketball team in 2009 where he recruited Tommy Amaker. He also nurtured Jeremy Lin and Wesley Saunders. In 2013, Hufnagel joined the Vanderbilt Commodores as an assistant coach and later in 2014; he moved to California Golden Bears and joined the coaching staff.

Yanni Hufnagel was employed as the assistant coach at the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Men’s basketball team in the year 2016.

Reference: https://247sports.com/Coach/Yanni-Hufnagel-2312/

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