Yanni Hufnagel’s Eventful Coaching Career

Scarsdale, New York is the home to Yanni Hufnagel. The 30-year-old man of Jewish descent is said to have had an interest in the coaching career from his early days as a kid. He read various coaching books and used basketball figurines to emulate those plays that were described in the texts that he read. Yanni Hufnagel started his career by working at a public television station in his hometown calling the games for the different local teams.

Hufnagel started coaching basketball at Cornell University before joining New Jersey Nets for a summer internship. Upon graduation, he secured a chance to coach an Oklahoma basketball team in which he was hired by Jeff Capel, his old boss. Capel was in need of a graduate to serve as an assistant coach, and Yanni Hufnagel turned out to be the most favorite for the position.

Yanni Hufnagel Career

Yanni Hufnagel became the assistant coach of the Harvard Crimson basketball team in June 2009. He stayed in this position for four years propelling the men’s basketball team in this school to move to 90-30. He also served as an assistant coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores and did a remarkable work here. He joined this program in May 2013 and served under Kevin Stallings only to leave after a season. Vanderbilt was ranked 29th in the 2014 recruiting class.

He then joined the coaching staff of California Golden Bears. Together with Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown, they led Golden Bears to a great victory in 2016. Hufnagel the assumed an assistant coaching position at the University of Nevada Wolf Pack where he served under Eric Musselman from April 8, 2016. After only one season, Hufnagel parted ways with Nevada after a agreement only to appear in the 2017 Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted by NCAA Division I.