Yanni Hufnagel Wife: Is Former Basketball Coach Married?

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The founder of the popular drink Lemon Perfect, Yanni Hufnagel, does not have a wife. The former basketball coach is single and not married as of yet.

The New York native former college basketball coach remains private about his personal life and relationships, but he is not married, according to reports. 

The courageous and creative entrepreneur is a master of two trades: first succeeding in sports and then in business.

Yanni Hufnagel Drinking Lemon Perfect
Yanni Hufnagel Drinking Lemon Perfect (Source: Instagram)

Hufnagel was raised in Scarsdale, New York, and was born to a Jewish family on August 26, 1982.

Talking of his education, he enrolled at Pennsylvania State University for one year, where he was a defenseman on the lacrosse team.

Hufnagel then transferred to Cornell University, where he worked as a student manager for the Big Red men’s basketball team. At Cornell, Hufnagel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2006.

After that, he began his coaching career as an intern with the New Jersey Nets before attending the University of Oklahoma. His time in Oklahoma proved to be fruitful as he earned a Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education.

From 2009 to 2016, he worked as a Basketball Coach with teams like Harvard Crimson and California Golden Bears in the NCAA Division I.

He then ventured into the business world, finding Lemon Perfect in December 2017. The company has proved very profitable in the 6 years since its foundation.

Yanni Hufnagel Wife: Is He Married?

As one of the prominent entrepreneurs, fans are always interested in whether the Lemon Perfect CEO, Hufnagel, is married.

We can report that he is not married. However, there is very little information about his online dating life.

Of all his content found on the internet, most are related to his coaching career or his journey with Lemon Perfect rather than his personal life.

He has a verified account on Instagram(@yanni), but his posts are very seldom. He only shares stuff about Lemon Perfect and does not share his personal life stories much. 

Reporter Sexual Harassment Incident 

In 2016, Hufnagel was embroiled in a sexual harassment case involving a basketball reporter.

In an investigation that took place after the accusation, the former California coach admitted his wrongdoings.

Yanni Hufnagel As Coach
Yanni Hufnagel As Coach (Source: Tablet Magazine)

Following this incident, the California Golden Bears fired him from the assistant coach position.

Lemon Perfect: Hufnagel’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Founded in 2017, Lemon Perfect’s valuation has skyrocketed over the years. The brand is now at a $100 million-plus valuation, and Hufnagel’s goal is to reach a $5 billion valuation by disrupting the enhanced water market with a new, scalable beverage.

Lemon Perfect CEO Yanni Hufnagel
Lemon Perfect CEO Yanni Hufnagel (Source: X)

 “We’re bottled in 100% recycled plastic, and we’re organic. I think we’ve got magic inside the bottle. When people drink the brand, they come back in a big way, and the data would suggest that.”

In a funny moment, he remarked he had Googled how to start a beverage company.

“One night, I googled, ‘How to start a beverage company,’ and here we are,” he stated on the Joe Pump Show.

Hufnagel is very optimistic when talking about Lemon Perfect and its near future.

“Flavor knows no boundaries,” he stated. “Old and young, rich and poor, —I don’t care what you look like, where you shop, how much money you make—we can be a product for you. How exciting is that?”

Suyog Tiwari
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