Yanni Hufnagel was born and raised in Scarsdale, New York. He then joined Scarsdale Senior School where he was the captain of the basketball team. He joined Pennsylvania State University for one year and transferred to Cornell University where he earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2006.
Yanni Hufnagel is the assistant coach for the men’s basketball team called Nevada Wolf Pack at The University of Nevada with Eric Musselman as the head coach. He uses his position to illustrate the love of the sport what it is all about. Yanni always wanted to be a basketball coach since he was a child. Yanni read many books and articles about coaching and even enrolled for jobs that trained him about basketball and how to coach the game.
When he was in college, he was the basketball manager, and with his passion and dedication, he became an intern with the New Jersey where he was recommended positively helping him get his positions as an assistant coach at a famous college basketball program. He was praised by other coaches who led to his position as the assistant coach of Nevada team where Eric Musselman highly commends him for his passion.
Yanni Hufnagel started as a graduate assistant coach at Oklahoma team from 2007 to 2009. He then became Harvard Crimson assistant coach from 2009-2013. Then, between 2013 and 2014, Yanni was the assistant coach of Vanderbilt Commodores team and later where from 2014 to 2016, he was the assistant coach at California Golden Bears. From California team in 2016 up to date, he is the assistant coach at the Nevada Wolf Pack. Yanni is passionate and fulfills the dream of basketball as a sport in the society.