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Watford FC Experiencing Positive Growth under Gino Pozzo

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Watford FC owner Gino Pozzo comes from an Italian family who loves managing football clubs. He is a businessman who invests a lot of his time into the success of Watford FC. He likes to use a direct approach to managing this football club. The decision to move to Watford, England, therefore, came easy for him. This method of management has proved to be quite beneficial. He is now able to be directly involved in player transfers between Watford FC and his father’s teams. Gino Pozzo acquired Watford FC from his father, Giampaolo Pozzo.

Watford FC’s home is at Vicarage Road where a statue of its most influential manager stands. Graham Taylor sits on a bench which represents the old days when dugouts used to be open-air. He will be remembered forever as a hero among the Watford FC fan base. One of his most remembered heroics is that of confronting those who were abusing John Barnes at Wembley. When he passed away in 2017, most of his former colleagues and peers came out to eulogize him. They spoke about his leadership as a manager as well as his courage in times when it was needed most. They helped make sure that Taylor would be remembered a hero forever.

Current boss Javi Gracia has proven that the Hornets (as they are famously known) are a formidable team. It is during this season in the Premier League that they got their biggest win so far; a 5-1 drubbing of Cardiff City. Watford has lost just one game in 11 matches and is still in the race for the FA Cup. Watford FC’s striker Troy Deeney has been particularly good this season. His linkage with Gerard Deulofeu has yielded several goals this season. In the match against Cardiff City, for example, the two players scored 5 marvelous goals with Deeney scoring 2 and Deulofeu scoring a hat trick. Watford FC is now through to the FA quarterfinals and is hopeful of heading further.

Congrats to Yanni Hufnagel for His New Assistant Coaching Position!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Yanni Hufnagel is excited to accept a new assistant coaching position! Mr. Hufnagel will be the assistant basketball coach for the Nevada Wolf Pack; he will be assisting head coach, Eric Musselman. Yanni Hufnagel will be living his life dream. He has had an interest in basketball since his youth. He would fantasize about basketball as a child. He often spent hours reading books about basketball.

In college he became a basketball manager which helped him land an internship position with the New Jersey Nets. After his internship Yanni Hufnagel held a few positions as an assistant coach including positions with the California Golden Bears, the Vanderbilt Commodores, and Harvard Crimson. Now he is continuing to live his dream as assistant basketball coach for Nevada Wolf Pack. He is an example of a dream fulfilled through time and dedication.

Yanni Hufnagel is the son of Joni and Thierry Hufnagel. He grew up in Scarsdale, New Jersey. He played lacrosse with his brother at Scarsdale High School. Yanni started college at Pennsylvania State University and was on the lacrosse team while attending the university. Later he transferred to Cornell University. Yanni received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He later attended University of Oklahoma. While at University of Oklahoma Yanni Hufnagel received his master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education with a focus in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration.

Yanni Hufnagel has worked hard to pursue his childhood dreams and has been successful in reaching his goals. Thus, he is a great role model for children and athletes in America.