Yanni Hufnagel is a 30 years old coach of Jewish origin. Yanni grew up in Scarsdale. Presently, he lives in Boston. Previously, Yanni served as an assistant basketball coach of Harvard University’s team. During his tenure, Harvard won the Ivy League for the first time. In addition, he helped in enhancing Jeremy Lin’s skills as a couch-surfing basketball phenom. Hufnagel is one of the most sought after basketball coaches in the United States.
In 2011, Hufnagel was voted the best assistant coach based on a CBS sport survey of more than 100 coaches. Josh Pastner, University of Memphis coach, told Hufnagel that he was a better recruiter than himself. Over the years, Hufnagel has spent most of his time with basketball players. He has also read books that focus on coaching. For a long time, Yanni Hufnagel played lacrosse. At Penn state, he played for a season before quitting. When he was in Scarsdale high school, he was not regarded as a better basketball player. This is because he could not make a good shot.
When Bill Raftery was commentating, Hufnagel would imitate him and shout “onions” when Scarsdale made big shots. At Cornell University, Yanni Hufnagel served as a basketball manager. While he was with the New Jersey Nets, he managed to score a summer and fall internship. In this institution, Yanni was responsible for laundry pickup.
Hufnagel is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He was a member of the school’s lacrosse team. Later, he enrolled in Cornell University where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations. After completing his internship, Yanni Hufnagel joined the University of Oklahoma where he served as a graduate assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. In addition, Hufnagel holds a masters degree in adult and higher education. Hufnagel continues to identify talented players and providing them with a platform where they can enhance their basketball skills.