Yanni Hufnagel has recently transitioned to being the coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack is one that has thus far been very successful. Hufnagel grew up an aspiring coach and has read every coaching book around, and his knowledge has shown in his first year as the coach of the Wolf Pack. Hufnagel cut his chops as the basketball manager for the team while he studied at Cornell University, and did his internship with the New Jersey Nets basketball team. This lead to a phone call from a good friend Jeff Chapel who was looking for a graduate assistant coach for his own college team that he coached. Hufnagel was flown to Oklahoma for an interview and was immediately offered the job on the spot. This was the beginning of what Hufnagel would find to be a very successful career in coaching basketball, including his current tenure with the Wolf Pack.
Yanni Hufnagel is an American basketball coach who is currently serving as the assistant coach to the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team along with Eric Musselman who is currently serving as the head coach of the team. Hufnagel has also helped by being an assistant coach of the California Golden Bears, Vanderbilt Commodores, and Harvard Crimson teams as well in his young basketball coaching career. Hufnagel was also appointed to coach the Team USA basketball team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, which is another huge accomplishment and honor Hufnagel was humbled to be offered, and accepted gratefully.