Mr Yanni Hufnagel is one of the most highly regarded assistant basketball coaches today. He is an assistant coach at the renowned University of Harvard and has been at the position since 2009. The basketball team is called Crimson, and in 2013 they had to play against the team of the University of Memphis who is trained by Coach Josh Pastner.
The reason for the excitement that surrounded the game between the two teams had a lot to do with the fact that both Mr Yanni Hufnagel and Coach Josh Pastner are Jewish. There are very few Jewish basketball players and coaches. The last time that two Jewish coaches met for a game was years ago, and it involved Red Holzman and Red Auerbach.
Mr Yanni Hufnagel received significant recognition in the results of a survey from 2011 which was conducted by CDS Sports among over 150 basketball coaches. Coach Josh Pastner was one of the participants in the survey, and he picked Mr Yanni Hufnagel as one of the top assistant coaches that are bound to help the team reach new heights. He also stated that Mr Yanni Hufnagel is a better recruiter than him.
Mr Yanni Hufnagel used to work for Cornell as well as for New Jersey Nets. He received news from one of his former colleagues – Mr Ryan Krueger. They worked together in New Jersey. Mr Ryan Krueger told Mr Yanni Hufnagel about the spot available at the Harvard University. Mr Yanni Hufnagel was very energetic and open about his passion for being a basketball coach. He was offered the position soon after and he was hired by Coach Jeff Capel who interviewed him for the post. Since he joined the team, Mr Yanni Hufnagel has contributed to the enhancement of the basketball team through his recruitment skills.
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