18 Facts About Taver Johnson


Taver Johnson was born on July 8,1972 and is an American football coach who is an assistant defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Taver Johnson previously served as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns and Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL and spent 23 years coaching in the college football ranks.


Taver Johnson served as a graduate assistant for Bob Davie's Notre Dame team.


In 2000, Taver Johnson left Notre Dame to serve as the linebackers coach at Miami.


Taver Johnson spent three years at the school and produced four first-team All-Mid-American Conference selections.


In 2004, Taver Johnson was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their assistant special teams coach.


In 2005, Taver Johnson returned to Miami to serve as the program's defensive coordinator for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

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In 2007, Taver Johnson joined the Ohio State Buckeyes as their defensive backs coach.


Taver Johnson would go on to spend five seasons at Ohio State, where he coached three consensus All-Americans in Malcolm Jenkins, Kurt Coleman and Chimdi Chekwa.


In 2011, after Jim Tressel resigned from Ohio State, Taver Johnson went south to coach the linebackers for Arkansas in 2012.


In 2014, Taver Johnson joined the Purdue Boilermakers as their defensive backs coach, spending three years at Purdue for three seasons.


In January 2017, Taver Johnson was named as the defensive coordinator at Temple under Geoff Collins, who was named the head coach of the Owls the month prior.


In February 2018, following a one year stint as defensive coordinator at Temple, Taver Johnson re-joined the defensive staff as cornerbacks coach at Ohio State.


In 2019, Taver Johnson was hired by the Oakland Raiders as their assistant defensive backs coach under head coach Jon Gruden.


In May of 2022, Taver Johnson was announced as the defensive pass game coordinator and safeties coach at Eastern Michigan.


Taver Johnson replaced Fred Reed, whom tragically passed away earlier that month.


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Taver Johnson will join us in honoring Coach Reed, as we give everything we have to make this program and this team the very best it can be both on and off the field.