In 2016 Yanni Hufnagel reached an agreement to become an assistant coach for the University of Nevada Wolfpack. He would be a key member to head coach Eric Musselman’s team. When Coach Musselman took on the head coaching position with the wolfpack he recruited and was able to enroll Cameron Oliver who became Freshman of the Year. In addition to this star recruitment, he won 24 games and the CBI title. Needless to say, with multiple offers at the time, Yanni Hufnagel decided to become part of the wolfpack. Prior to joining the wolfpack, Hufnagel and Musselman worked together at LSU.
Prior to his time as the assistant coach and recruiter with Musselman at Nevada, Hufnagel had an extensive college basketball employment history. Yanni was considered one of the top college basketball recruiters in the United States. Yanni Hufnagel was the assistant coach for the Harvard Crimson, Vanderbilt Commodores and California Goden Bears before joining the Nevada wolfpack.
Yanni Hufnagel was born and raised in Scarsdale, New York. He did shortly play for the Scarsdale High School basketball team but was actually cut from the team. Hufnagel went on to play for his high schools Lacrosse team and eventually became team captain. He attended college at Pennsylvania State University where his love for Lacross continued on. He played on the Lacross team for one year prior to transferring to Cornell University. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell in 2006. Yanni Hufnagel then went on to work as a graduate mens assistant coach for the University of Oklahoma. He went on to earn his masters degree in adult and higher education while he was at the University of Oklahoma.
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