Success has been a keyword in the career of Yanni Hufnagel, an assistant coach who looks destined to go on to the upper echelons of the basketball coaching fraternity whether it is at the college or professional ranks. At various times in his career, Yanni Hufnagel has been faced with the difficult choices of which coaching positions he should take up at any time, including the difficult choice of taking up an assistant coach role with the Vanderbilt Commodores over the USA U19s team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.
Yanni Hufnagel has been a man on a mission to prove himself as a dedicated and energetic athletic coach who is not only skilled in bringing the best out of his players but has the ability to recruit players of the highest quality for the teams he works with. After arriving at his first paid assistant coach job in 2007, Yanni Hufnagel set out to make the best possible impression on Oklahoma Head Coach Jeff Capel by setting out of to both coach players and look to assist in bringing the best possible players to the program, including NBA star Blake Griffin.
After arriving at Harvard in 2007 to take up an assistant’s role with the college, Yanni Hufnagel set out to create a new era in the success of the college by spending a long period of time exploring the players on offer to the college and bringing together an impressive series of recruiting classes. The dedication Yanni Hufnagel shows towards his basketball coaching career has also been shown in the educational career of the Scarsdale, New York native who has completed a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, followed by a Masters degree in Adult Higher Education