Johnson comes to the Owls from Purdue, where he was the defensive backs coach for the past three seasons.
"Taver Johnson is an outstanding coach, a relentless recruiter, and a positive role model for his players," Collins said in a statement. "He has experience coaching several positions throughout his career and has excelled at every university he's been a part of. What I like most about him is his passion for the game and his love for the players he coaches. He really stood out in this process as a man who fit into the beliefs, philosophies, and overall mentality that is Temple Football."
Temple ranked 11th in points allowed per game this season, but was forced to bring in a new coaching staff after head coach Matt Rhule took the Baylor job.
The Owls are coming off a 10-4 season and an AAC championship.
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