Jeremiah Johnson will begin his seventh season at UNI and will serve as the Panthers’ linebackers coach.
Johnson served as the defensive backs coach during the 2012 season, seeing seniors Varmah Sonie, Garrett Scott and Wilmot Wellington shine for the Panthers. Wellington led the Panthers in tackles with 85. Johnson led Sonie and Scott to 131 combined tackles, with Sonie earning All-MVFC second team and Scott earning honorable mention status.
His previous three seasons at UNI, Johnson served as recruiting coordinator and assistant defensive backs coach. He split duties as a secondary coach and video coordinator in 2007 and 2008.
Johnson, a native of Lawrence, Kan., spent the 2003-2006 seasons at Loras College on the Duhawk coaching staff. Johnson assisted with the defensive backs in 2006 after helping with the wide receivers in 2005. Johnson’s first two years at Loras were spent coaching the defensive backs.
Prior to his work at Loras, Johnson was a graduate assistant/video coordinator at the University of Wyoming in 2002.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in sports science, Johnson completed his master’s degree in athletic administration at Loras in 2005.
Johnson and his wife, Nicki, reside in Cedar Falls with their son, Lane (3) and newborn daughter, Drew.
The Johnson File
- 2009-present UNI Secondary
- 2007-2008 UNI Video Coord.
- 2003-2006 Loras Wide Receivers/Secondary
- 2002 Wyoming Graduate Assistant/Video Coord.
- Kansas (Sports Science), 2000
- Loras (Master's Athletic Administration), 2005
- Born: Sept. 30, 1977
- Hometown: Lawrence, Kan.
- Family: Wife, Nicki; Son, Lane; Daughter, Drew