Yanni Hufnagel – A Jewish Legacy

Nothing has ever stopped Yanni Hufnagel from getting involved in basketball. That’s right, a Jewish man who applies his skills to the court is catching everyone’s attention. Although he is not a basketball player, he has always wanted to become a coach. As a child, Yanni Hufnagel studied coaching books in his recliner and always has shown a passion for basketball. Now living in Boston, he was able to overcome any doubt others may have given him and is now the assistant coach for Harvard’s basketball team.

Yanni Hufnagel has really made something out of his life. He started out doing laundry for the New Jersey Nets. He was able to move up from this job and has proved himself as an expert recruiter. He lead Harvard to win the Ivy League for the first time in history. Recruiting is a real challenge for Yanni Hufnagel since Harvard does not offer any athletic scholarships. He is still able to overcome this obstacle claiming that he has the best Jewish players under 18 years old. Yanni Hufnagel does not plan on relaxing this summer. Instead, he will be flying to Israel to encourage and coach other young Jewish players. You can clearly see his love for the sport. His mission is to make as many Jewish kids into NBA players as possible. He has also coached in California and Nevada. Before you know it, we will all see Yanni Hufnagel joinng the NBA. But even sooner, he will be a part of the Jewish Coaches Association. Yanni is constantly improving, bringing basketball to different cultures while simultaneously reaching out to kids all across America.


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