Yanni Hufnagel is considered one of the top recruiters in college basketball. Yanni served two seasons as the assistant coach at California and signed on for the 2016-2017 as the assistant coach to the Nevada wolf pack basketball team. Coach Hufnagel previously coached at Vanderbilt, Harvard, California and Oklahoma. The Golden Bears at California earned a number 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament under Yanni Hufnagel’s coaching. They posted a 23-11 overall record.
Hufnagel held the title of assistant coach at Harvard University in 2009. He coached under Tommy Amaker. For the 2012-2013 season Yanni was considered one of the most relentless and energetic recruiters in the game. He spent four years at Harvard taking it to a 90-30. After Harvard, Hufnagel began his assistant coaching career in 2013 at at Vanderbilt. He coached under Kevin Stallings. His time with Vanderbilt was short; only lasting one season. From Vanderbilt, Hufnagel became the assistant coach to the Golden Bears at the University of California, Berkley. He coached under Cuonzo Martin. Yanni put his recruitment skills to work in acquiring Ivan Raab and Jaylen Brown to the Golden Bears. Hufnagel joined the Wolf Pack at the University of Nevada in Reno for the 2016-2017 season. Yanni coached under Eric Musselman. In addition to assistant coaching and recruiting and various universities in the United States, Yanni was offered the coaching position for Team USA, youth team. This position was for the 19th Maccabiah Games that is held in Israel. Hufnagel did decline this opportunity because he was also offered the assistant coaching position at Vanderbilt and decided to coach Commadores instead.