Taver Johnson

Assistant Defensive Backs

College: Wittenberg

Experience: 1 year


Enters his first season with the Raiders after spending the past 13 among the collegiate ranks…Returned for his second stint at Ohio State in 2018, serving as the school’s cornerbacks/special teams coordinator…Spent 2017 as defensive coordinator at Temple…Worked three seasons (2014-16) at Purdue as defensive backs coach…Worked with defensive backs at Arkansas in 2013 after his role as assistant head coach/linebackers coach upon his arrival in 2012…Began his first stint with Ohio State in 2007, where he spent five seasons working as cornerbacks coach…Served as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator for Miami (Ohio) from 2005-06…Made his NFL debut in 2004 with the Cleveland Browns as a special teams coach…Mentored the linebackers at Miami (Ohio) for four seasons (2000-03)…Worked as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame in 1999…At Millikin, spent three seasons (1996-98) in the role of defensive coordinator/linebackers coach…Began his coaching career at his alma mater, Wittenberg, where he spent two years (1994-95) working with the defensive line.