When people are kids, they have many dreams. Some kids want to become a doctor, lawyer, nurse, engineer, fireman, president, or a pro athlete to name just a few. The dreams are real as kids but for many different reasons sometimes the dreams do not come true for many of the kids. For the kids who do eventually accomplish their childhood dream, the path to achieving the dream is a great ride.
One of the kids who actually accomplished his childhood dream is Yanni Hufnagel. His dream as a child was a little different than most kids. Yanni Hufnagel wanted to become a coach. His desire was not to play a sport; he wanted to coach the sport. The sport that he wanted to coach was basketball. He had a joy for basketball that gave him a level of excitement that was not matched by other things in his life.
Yanni Hufnagel was a determined young child who did all he could to learn about coaching and the game of basketball. This desire led him to finding every book about basketball that he could find to help him learn more about the game. He also took different jobs that related to basketball in some way to help him get a better understanding of basketball and coaching.
When he finished high school, he attended college to further his education. While in college, he became the manager of the basketball team where he went to college. The love for the game of basketball was still in his heart. During his time in college, he earned an intern position with the NBA team in New Jersey.
The intern position gave him the chance to learn a lot about basketball and coaching. In addition, the intern position gave him the chance to meet people who were able to recommend him for an assistant coach position that he accepted. His first assistant coach position became one that eventually led to other assistant basketball coaching jobs.
Yanni Hufnagel is currently an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack, which is a top college basketball program. Yanni Hufnagel is doing great in his current position , and he is enjoying coaching the game that he loves.