Yanni Hufnagel: Recognized Coach and Entrepreneur


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Yanni Hufnagel formed Lemon Perfect in 2017. It's a company that manufacturers and distributes cold-pressed fruit beverage with no sugar added. The drink has five calories that support liver function. Devoted investors backed the founding of the organization. Over the years, Lemon Perfect has developed into a disruptive brand that has a great, healthy taste for consumers. Before Lemon Perfect, Yanni Hufnagel served as a coach in various teams.

Born in 1982, to Joni and Thierry, Yanni Hufnagel was raised in a traditional Jewish setting. The family relocated to New York when he was a teenager. While attending high school, Hufnagel was cut from the school's basketball and elected to be a commentator for the institution's team that aired on a cable television channel. After graduating from the school, he enrolled at the prestigious Pennsylvania State University.

However, Hufnagel moved to Cornell University where he pursued a B.S. in industrial labor and international relations. Hufnagel started his coaching career at University of Oklahoma. While at the institution, he served as the assistant coach for the basketball team. That marked the outset of his career in the sports sector.

In 2009, Yanni Hufnagel joined Harvard as an assistant coach. Nevertheless, he still maintained close relationships with his students at Oklahoma. He left in 2010 after graduating with a degree in higher education. He emphasized in intercollegiate athletics administration. While serving in that capacity, the Harvard School named him a major assistant coach. In a report by The Crimson, Hufnagel’s reputation as a leading recruiter continued to rise. For the four years he served, he became more successful in coaching. He also poached the most talented students in the process.

In 2011, Yanni Hufnagel was named the assistant coach of CBS Sports before the 2013 season. He was also identified as one of the most revered recruiters in the industry. Over the years, he received recognition for his contribution in developing Jeremy Lin as well as Harvard’s Saunders. He served at Harvard for four years before the institution went to its final season.

Between 2013 and 2014, Yanni Hufnagel became Vanderbilt’s assistant coach. He assisted Kelvin Stallings in leading the Commodores. From 2014 to 2016, Yanni led the team in California. During those years, he also assisted Cuonza Martin in leading the Golden Bears. He additionally helped in coaching Nevada between 2016 and 2017. Yanni Hufnagel held his final position as an assistant for Eric Musselman who is the head coach for Nevada's men basketball team.


Yanni Hufnagel was hired by Nevada to serve with Dave Rice and Ronald Dupree. They assisted the team leader in taking the team to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Throughout his career, he had been praised for his invaluable contribution to the development of the basketball teams. He was also named one of the leading recruiters in the industry. Hufnagel had been recognized for his excellent work ethic, strong character, in addition to enthusiasm, and energy. Yanni Hufnagel retired when he turned 34.

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