Ruminations of a Taco-Obsessed Philly Native

Yanni Hufnagel has grown up with basketball. With his beginnings in New York, he loved to read about anything related to coaching. Any book that had information about what it was like to coach or how plays were designed were scoured through for any bits of data he could find. Yanni Hufnagel would even use action figures to map out some of the plays described in the text. One of Yanni Hufnagel’s first jobs was working at a local television station calling baskbetball games for regional teams. His coworkers could see the passion he had for the game, noting that they could see that he would be a coach someday. While at school at Cornell University, he acted as a basketball manager for their basketball team. Getting several opportunities due to his success at his positions, he quickly moved up the ranks to become an assistant coach at Harvard University. Yanni Hufnagel soon became a core aspect of the team’s recruiting squad. Since then, he has had positions of high regard at Cornell, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and now at the University of Nevada. Yanni Hufnagel continues to bring his expertise and high level of insight to any school that he is working with.

Yanni Hufnagel has several very important career milestones and highlights. At Harvard, Yanni Hufnagel helped to achieve a post season birth in each of his four seasons at the school. The school achieved a top-25 national ranking for the first time in school history while under his assisted direction.

While at Berkeley, Yanni’s recruiting class during the 2015 season was ranked 5 in the nation by ESPN and 247sports. The next season, he capped off several successful years helping guide the team to a 23-11 record and a number 4 tournament seed, the highest school has seen.