Yanni Hufnagel is a young Jewish basketball coach. He served as the assistant basketball coach at Harvard University. Yanni is determined to creating a legacy in the sports field. For the four seasons he was at Harvard, he demonstrated outstanding performance by helping Harvard basketball team win the Ivy League for the first time in addition to producing the best player of the year, Jeremy Lin.
Yanni Hufnagel has been scoring big as compared to other Jewish American basketball coaches. According to a survey conducted by CBS Sports that involved 100 coaches, Yanni was voted as the best assistant coach due to his expertise in coaching.
Mr. Yanni developed an interest in basketball at a very tender age. He used to play basketball while he was studying at Scarsdale high school. Besides playing basketball, he acted as a commentator in local television stations. He was also good in analyzing basketball matches. Yanni Hufnagel has also participated in international matches. In 2012, he led Maccabi USA Youth team during the Maccabiah Games in Israel as their head coach.
Yanni Hufnagel career highlights
Yanni is one of the prominent college basketball coach and trainer in the US. He currently serves as the assistant basketball coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack team under the leadership of Eric Musselman.
His career as a basketball coach began in 2009 as the assistant coach of Harvard Crimson men basketball team. In 2013, he proceeded to Vanderbilt Commodores as an assistant coach under the leadership of Kevin Stallings. While serving at Vanderbilt, Yanni was honored by ESPN for his immense contribution that facilitated his team be ranked position 29 in 2014 recruiting class.
Hufnagel served Vanderbilt for one season after which he joined California Golden Bears as a coach. His most notable contribution was that of convincing Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb to join their team. The two players helped Golden Bears to secure a position in the 2016 NCAA tournament.