With a couple of seasons as Assistant Coach in California, Yani Hufnagel takes on the much-coveted role of a member of Wolf Pack coaching staff with a lot of anticipations and excitement. It helps that he will be joining hands with second-year head coach Eric Musselman.
Yani Hufnagel comes with a formidable reputation, with his coaching stints in California, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, and Harvard. Musselman apparently thinks very highly indeed of Yano Hufnagel’s abilities as a coach and recruiter.
To his credit, Yani Hufnagel’s two years in Berknel saw him working with one of the two backcourts in the Pac 12 that was epitomized by 2016 NBA draft picks Tyrone Wallace and Jaylen Brown. That’s not all. In his final season in California Yani Hufnagel helped Golden Bears achieve an overall record of 23-11, as well as earning an unprecedented number four seed at the NCAA tournament.
A science graduate from Cornel, Yani Hufnagel specialized in Industrial and Labor Relations. He also earned a Masters’ Degree in Adult and Higher Education, specializing in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Oklahoma. Furthermore, Yani Hufnagel has had a useful stint at the NBA level, what with him having served as a basketball operations intern with New Jersey Nets, who now go by the name Brooklyn Nets.
From graduate assistant Coach with Oklahoma in 2007 to 2009 and assistant coach at Harvard, Vanderbilt, and California to his assuming the assistant coach position in Nevada Yani Hufnagel’s professional journey has seen a steady upward trajectory. During the years of his career so far, he has earned a formidable reputation as a coach par excellence who is well regarded by peers and colleagues as well as those under his charge.
There can be no doubt about the fact that he will serve Nevada Wolf Pack with distinction.