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Success Story of Yanni Hufnagel, a young Basketball Coach

Just like any other career, being a coach is an occupation. Yanni Hufnagel is an American basketball coach at Harvard. He is the assistant coach of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team which is under Eric Musselman. He grew up in Scarsdale, New York and attended Scarsdale High School. He later joined Pennsylvania State University for one year and was a member of the school’s lacrosse team before he transferred to Cornell University.
At Cornell University, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. He later joined Oklahoma University where he got a master’s in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration. At Oklahoma, he served as an assistant coach for post-graduate men’s basketball team.
In 2009, under Tommy Amaker, Yanni Hufnagel joined Crimson men’s basketball team, and in 2011, the CBS Sports Survey of more than 100 coaches voted him as the mid-major assistant coach, who is most likely to make it big in life due to his recruiting abilities. In the 2012-2013 season, he was named to a CBS Sports college basketball “dream team” of assistant coaches.
In 2013, Yanni Hufnagel joined Vanderbilt Commodores coaching staff where he acted as an assistant coach under Kevin Stallings. ESPN later credited him for helping Vanderbilt land 29th ranked 2014 class that included both Matthew Fisher-Davis and Wade Baldwin IV. He later left the program.
Yanni Hufnagel joined the California Golden Bears coaching staff that was led by Cuonzo Martin. Here, he was again credited with persuading both Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown to accede the team. This Pair led the Golden Bears to a 2016 NCAA Tournament berth. In 2016, Yanni Hufnagel accepted an offer from Eric Musselman as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada, Wolf Pack. UNR President, Marc Johnson strongly supported the hiring of Hufnagel. This coaching job is likely to make Hufnagel rich very soon. Yanni has been a force to reckon with in the sporting career, and he is determined to be the best coach to record the best coaching record ever.He believes talent and hardwork equal to success.