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Yanni Hufnagel Chasing His Basketball Dreams

Yanni Hufnagel Chasing His Basketball Dreams

It is pretty interesting to discover that many people have a dying regret. A survey of people in the hospice illuminates the fact that many people regret not chasing their dreams when they were younger. Despite the fact that this information is out there, many people continue to follow the standard path and forsake their dreams. That’s why I love reading stories about people chasing their dreams; people like Yanni Hufnagel.


His story is about perseverance. Yanni Hufnagel loves basketball. He’s loved it since he was a small child playing with basketball figurines in his basement. Unfortunately, his basketball playing days came to an end when he was cut from his varsity high school basketball team. This is when most people with get into college, get a desk job and walk away from the thing that they love. But that’s not Yanni Hufnagel.


Yanni Hufnagel graduated from Cornell University after interning for the New Jersey Nets. While working for the New Jersey Nets, his responsibility was to wash player jerseys. He is willing to pay his dues in order to stay close to the very thing that he loves.


After graduating, he started his college basketball coaching career in Oklahoma. The head coach in Oklahoma recommended him for an assistant coaching position at Harvard. This is when Yanni Hufnagel’s career would take off.


Yanni Hufnagel discovered he had a gift for recruiting at Harvard. He was able to put together an Ivy League championship roster despite the fact that the Crimson Tide did not give out athletic scholarships nor did the Ivy League school reduce its academic requirements for basketball players. His recruiting class achieved a 79-24 record in the four years that he was there. He later recruited for the University of California at Berkeley and achieved a top. Five recruiting class