In most situations, getting into coaching at the the major college basketball level requires that someone played at a high level or has a lot of connections. While this is often the case, some very talented people are still able to sneak into the profession and show that they belong. One person that has continued to show that he belongs in the college basketball coaching field is Yanni Hufnagel.
Yanni Hufnagel is an assistant college basketball coach that current is part of the University of Nevada men’s basketball coaching staff. This is a surprise given the fact that Yanni Hufnagel never played basketball after leaving middle school. Despite not having the playing background that most are used to seeing in a coach, Yanni Hufnagel has proven to be a very valuable member of the staff.
Overall, Yanni Hufnagel is considered to be one of the best recruiters in the country. While at the University of Nevada, he has continued to bring in top recruits, which has helped to ensure that the basketball teams has continued to be one of the strongest in the country. This is not the first time that Hufnagel has showed the aptitude to be a top recruiter. Before going to Nevada, he was an assistant coach for Harvard’s men’s basketball team. While he was at Harvard, Hufnagel was able to bring in several top 100 recruits, which had never before happened at Harvard. Due to this talent, the team had its most success ever and won several conference championships.
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