Yanni Hufnagel is an American assistant coach that has coached college football for many years before retiring. Hufnagel is especially known for his recruiting skills that he has used to recruit exceptional players into various teams. Yanni Hufnagel is from a humble background in New York where he grew up and attended school with his brother. Hufnagel was born in 1982 during August and went to Scarsdale High School. Yanni Hufnagel natured his basketball career from a young age by playing. He went to Pennsylvania State University but only studied there for one year before moving to Cornell University. It is at Cornell University that he completed his degree and graduated with one in Industrial and Labour Relations.
The first team that Yanni Hufnagel worked with was New Jersey Nets during summer vacation. It was an internship for him, and once he completed it, he went to the University of Oklahoma. While studying at the University of Oklahoma, he took up coaching the Sooners team in the University. He was the assistant coach, and he managed to give it several wins in championships. Yanni Hufnagel finished his masters at the University of Oklahoma. His next major step in his career was in 2009 when Hufnagel was the assistant coach of Harvard Crimson men’s basketball team. Yanni Hufnagel managed to stay in Harvard for four years. The Harvard basketball team performed outstandingly during Hufnagel’s time there. You can visit thecrimson.com for more details.
Yanni Hufnagel was named by some of his peers in 2011 as the person that is going to succeed in his coaching basketball career. CBS Sports also went ahead and named him the best recruiter of time. Yanni Hufnagel is recognized by many for his ability to recruit. In his coaching career, he has had the pleasure of working with a few basketball legends like Jeremy Lin, Mathew Fisher Davis, Wade Baldwin, and Wesley Saunders. At one point in his career, Yanni Hufnagel was supposed to coach the 19th Maccabiah games, but he declined the position. Hufnagel opted for the position of the assistant coach on the Vanderbilt Commorodes. He, however, worked there for only one year.