Yanni Hufnagel Had A Game Plan That Led him To College Basketball

The life of college basketball coaches can be very interesting. Coaching in college basketball requires a lot of different talents that are all needed to become successful. Almost all college coaches start out as assistant coaches. The path to becoming an assistant coach is not set in stone. There are as many different ways to become an assistant coach in college as there are assistant coaches.


The path taken is different for each assistant coach. An assistant coach who has taken an interesting path to his current position as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack is Yanni Hufnagel. His path started out as a young boy who loved basketball and wanted to become a basketball coach. With a smart mind and a lot of desire, Yanni Hufnagel took the time to find as much information as he could about coaching and the game of basketball.


He also was able to find jobs that provided him with the opportunity to announce basketball games. The combination of learning about coaching and watching the games that he announced gave him a solid foundation regarding the game of basketball and coaching. From his early childhood, Yanni Hufnagel wanted to attend college. While in his first year of college, he decided to inquire about being the manager for the basketball team. He was able to get the position, and he did extremely well as the basketball team manager.


Yanni Hufnagel made a good impression on everyone involved in the basketball program from the players to the coaches. Good fortune came his way during his first year in college where he received an offer for an internship with a popular NBA team. The internship went well. During this time, Yanni Hufnagel made good connections that helped him to get an assistant basketball coach position once he completed college.


Yanni Hufnagel took full advantage of the opportunities that were presented to him. He learned a great deal about coaching college basketball, and he gained respect around college basketball. His hard work and good job performances at various colleges led to his current position as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack where the head coach is Eric Musselman.