For many years, the role of coaches in basketball has been at the backburner of discussions about college basketball. The game of basketball revolves around the players. While a few coaches gain high levels of income and fame, most coaches do not attract top headlines. This concerns head coaches. The life of college assistant coaches is a far different world. However, the road to head coaching positions usually follows years of assistant coaching.
A man who knows a lot about the life of assistant basketball coaches is Yanni Hufnagel. From a young age, all he has ever wanted to do as a career is to be a basketball coach. The route that Yanni Hufnagel took to become an assistant coach is one that shows his determination and talent. As a young boy, Yanni Hufnagel was excited about basketball. He was excited because he enjoyed the game. However, he was not interested as a player but as a coach. He had a level of passion for the game of basketball that pushed him to become very keen on the subject of basketball and coaching.
His interest helped him to become the manager of the college basketball team where he attended college. The passion that he showed as a basketball manager allowed him to receive an internship with a professional basketball team that ultimately helped him to develop outstanding contacts in the game of college basketball. The contacts helped him to get a job as an assistant basketball coach with a top college basketball program.
Yanni Hufnagel passion continued to drive him as an assistant coach. His passion pushed him to do an outstanding job in all areas of his duties as an assistant coach in several positions that he held. Eventually his passion took him to his current position as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack. A top college basketball program with a proven head coach in Eric Musselman, the Wolf Pack look to great success for the program.
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