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Yanni Hufnagel a star in collegiate basketball coaching07.29.17

Yanni Hufnagel has been intrigued by college basketball coaching ever since he was a child. He read any coaching book he could find and use basketball action figures to act out the plays from the books. As Yanni Hufnagel grew older, he began calling games for his local public television station. Yanni Hufnagel continues to enjoy being a part of the collegiate basketball field. Many believed he would become a great collegiate basketball coach.

Yanni Huffnagel went to Cornell University for his studies and later became their basketball manager. Over a summer, he was offered a summer internship with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. At the end of the summer, the New Jersey Nets staff connected Yanni Hufnagel with Oklahoma’s head coach Jeff Capel, who was looking to fill an open assistant coaching position.

In 2009, Coach Jeff Capel recommended Yanni Hufnagel for the head coaching position with Harvard. Harvard instead hired him as a volunteer assistant coach and earned an unpaid intern’s salary. Once he got the job, he drove across the country, recruiting the best players he could find. Yanni Hufnagel will one day have his choice of head coach or assistant coach jobs.

Yanni Huffnagel earned a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell. In 2010, while at Oklahoma, he earned a master’s degree in Adult Higher Education. His experience has given him the opportunity to work with some of the best programs in the country, such as Cornell, Oklahoma, Harvard, Vanderbilt, California Berkeley and now Nevada. He is now one of the top recruiters in the country, excelling as a salesman and selling the school and the program to the recruits he meets. Yanni Hufnagel continues to strengthen each basketball program he works with. Yanni Hufnagel has become a popular staff member within collegiate basketball circles.

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