Yanni Hufnagel was raised in New York at Scarsdale. In high school he played offense for the boys lacrosse and was the team captain. Later, he was cut from the varsity basketball team and decided to join a color commentating position for the local games by being a part of a cable TV channel.
For college, he attended Pennsylvania State and was a student there for one year. He then was recruited for lacrosse and later on was transferred to Cornell University where he earned his Bachelors degree in Labor Relations in 2006. He also was able to gain a master’s degree in Adult and Higher education in the year of 2010.
As a young boy, Yanni Hufnagel dreamed of being a basketball coach. He was very fascinated with reading books that pertained to coaching and made it an obligation to take jobs that helped him learn more about the art. Once he became older he went to college and learned how to take his passion to a new height.
Recently, Yanni Hufnagel was accepted for an assistant basketball coach position with the Nevada Wolfpack. He works with the head coach Eric Musselman and plans on taking the team to a new and interesting journey. Because of his dedication and hard work he was given an intern position with the New Jersey which eventually led him to the assistant coach position that he has today.
Yanni Hufnagel has been studying and learning about being in the game of basketball all of his life. And he has found a way to take his passion for the game and make it a career. Eric Musselman, the head coach, praises him for all of his hard work. Hufnagel has made his dreams as a child come true and has a very bright future ahead of him.