Who would have taught that the great Jewish boy Yanni Hufnagel would scale up the ranks of college basketball? Hufnagel is now reaping it big in the field of college basketball. Despite the fact that Yanni never played on a basketball team when he was either in high school or college has not deterred him from making a career for himself in the field. His love for basketball has seen him horn his skills in the game to become one of the most revered college basketball coaches.
Born is a New Yorker. He was born and bred in Scarsdale, a New York neighborhood. When Yanni Hufnagel was in high school, he noticed that in as much as he had the passion and love for basketball, he didn’t have the traits that could enable him to become an outstanding player in this competitive field. He made the resolve to remain in the sport but only as the person who could recruit and nurture players. That is how his dream of becoming a seasoned coach was born.
Academically, Yanni Hufnagel earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Cornell where he studied Industrial and Labor Relations. After the studies, he had a short internship stint at the New Jersey Nets, a basketball team based in the city, before he sought to pursue further studies at the Oklahoma University. His specialty in education is in the field of Intercollegiate Athletics Administration.
Yanni Hufnagel has served in various basketball teams as an assistant coach. Cases in mind being the Harvard College basketball team and the Vanderbilt team. He is acknowledged for recruiting some of the most valuable players at Vanderbilt like Wade Baldwin IV and Mathew Fisher-Davis.
At the moment, the University of Nevada is the institution that is enjoying the services of the basketball expert. The only feat that is now left for the gentleman is the position of head coach, and it’s coming soon.