Taver Johnson is in his first season as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame. He works with the the Irish defensvie scout team and has other responsibilities on the defensive side of the ball.
Johnson spent the 1998 season as the defensive coordinator at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. His defense ranked first in scoring defense (14.1 points per game) in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin and was ranked second in total defense.
Johnson coordinated all recruiting activities at Millikin and was also involved in practice organization, game planning and film breakdown.
In 1997, Johnson was the linebacker coach at Millikin and spent the 1994 and '95 season as the defensive line coach at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. In 1996, Johnson was the strength and conditioning coordinator at Millikin. He was also the director of the Fitness and Wellness Center at the school.
Johnson is a 1994 graduate of Wittenberg, was a four-year letterman at the school and was a team captain in his junior and senior seasons. He was a two-time Associated Press first-team All-American at linebacker in '92 and '93. He was the North Coast Athletic Conference defensive player of the year those same two seasons.
Born July 8, 1972, Johnson is a native of Cincinnati.