Taver Johnson officially hired as Ohio State football assistant

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Taver Johnson is officially joining Ohio State’s football staff. The Buckeyes made the announcement Tuesday morning that they’re adding Johnson as cornerbacks coach.

Taver Johnson officially named Ohio State cornerbacks coach

Johnson is coming back for his second stint in Columbus. He was an Ohio State assistant from 2007-2011 under Jim Tressel. He also coached cornerbacks in his first stint with the Buckeyes.

Johnson will be taking over the role from Kerry Coombs, who left Ohio State after six seasons for a job with the Tennessee Titans last month. Johnson’s hiring was first reported Monday.

“I am really pleased to have Taver Johnson join our coaching staff,” Urban Meyer said in a press release. “I’ve known Taver for a long time, going back to our days at Notre Dame, and I think he is a terrific coach and person. He’ll do an excellent job coaching our cornerbacks and mentoring the young men in our program.”

Prior to joining Meyer’s staff, Johnson served as Temple’s defensive coordinator in 2017. He was on Purdue’s staff for three seasons before that and also had two years as an assistant at Arkansas after leaving Ohio State.

Johnson was a grad assistant at Notre Dame in 1999, where he first worked with Meyer.

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