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The Success Story Of Yanni Hufnagel

One of the most energetic and relentless recruiters that you will ever meet in a game is popularly known as Yanni Hufnagel. Previously, he served as an assistant coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores, Nevada Wolf Pack Men’s Basketball Team, Harvard Crimson, and California Golden Bears. Hufnagel is considered as one of the best recruiters when it comes to college basketball because of his skills, abilities, and top-notch strategies.

Early Life

Meet Yanni Hufnagel. A former basketball coach for different colleges who was born and raised by his own family in Scarsdale, New York. Hufnagel became a success in the sports industry.

Before becoming an American college basketball coach, he started to play for the lacrosse team of Scarsdale High School where he became the team captain along with his younger brother named Alec. When Yanni Hufnagel entered the junior year, he got cut from the varsity basketball team of Scarsdale High School which led him to become the team’s color commentator during their games and this was done by broadcasting through a local cable TV channel.



He became the defenseman on the Pennsylvania State University’s lacrosse team where he studied for a year after graduating from Scarsdale High School. However, last 2006, he decided to transfer to Cornell University where he was able to graduate with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.

Yanni Hufnagel was able to complete his summer internship by becoming an intern for the New Jersey Nets before going to the University of Oklahoma. He was able to serve and experience being a graduate assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. During his stay in Oklahoma, he also obtained a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education as well as in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration back in 2010.

Hufnagel was able to join the Harvard Crimson Men’s Basketball program and became the team’s assistant coach and recruiter last 2009. He then became the mid-major assistant coach after being voted in a CBS Sports survey because of his recruiting ability. His success started right after college where he also helped mentor Wesley Saunders and Jeremy Lin during their stay at Harvard.

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