Yanni Hufnagel’s Big Move

Yanni Hufnagel led the men’s basketball team at Harvard University to their first ever win during March Madness. As his reputation has grown, he is now moving to Vanderbilt University as the new assistant coach. He knew that it was an opportunity he could not pass up.

He has given some of the reasons why he is choosing to move to Nashville which are the warmer weather, cool city, fantastic university and the similarities of Vanderbilt and Harvard. Vanderbilt belongs in the SEC, has more scholarships and sends some of their top players onto the NBA. Yanni enjoys the city of Nashville, where Vanderbilt is.




Because of his comprehensive resume, basketball teams and colleges seek him. The people at Harvard are having a hard time saying goodbye, and he will miss the team as well. Yanni Hufnagel has been one of the best college recruiters for men’s basketball for years. He has had extensive relationships with a few NBA stars like Blake Griffin and Jeremy Lin.


He has defined and specific traits that he looks for in potential players. He looks for young men that can be taught and are ready to learn. Yanni wants men that will listen and be willing to be guided in their sport to become winners. He also wants to find men that he wants to be around. He will have talks with them so he can get to know them and their personalities. He wants to see if they can work well together.


As for the job itself, he is very grateful and genuinely enjoys his career. Yanni Hufnagel goes into it every day with a positive attitude and knows that everything will work out. He has a lot of high hopes for the future in basketball recruiting and is happy knowing that he has been able to coach or work alongside some of the best basketball players. Read more about Yanni on hudl.com