University of Iowa Athletics
Graduate Student Coach

Kevin Johnson

Kevin  Johnson - Football - University of Iowa Athletics


Kevin Johnson completed his first year as a graduate assistant coach with the University of Iowa football program. He assists with the Hawkeye wide receivers.

In 2023, the Hawkeyes won 10 games, including their final four, to capture the Big Ten West Division for the second time in three years. Iowa advanced to another January bowl game (Citrus Bowl) and finished the season ranked No. 24.

Johnson joined the Iowa staff after serving as a special teams analyst with the Florida Atlantic football program for two seasons. Johnson was a graduate assistant coach at Arkansas in 2020, where he worked with the offense and special teams.

During his playing career Johnson played quarterback at Richmond (2015-18) and Western Illinois (2019). He earned his first career start at Richmond in 2016, passing for 315 yards in a playoff win over North Carolina A&T. For the season he completed 50-of-76 attempts for 761 yards and three touchdowns. He started six games in 2018, completing 90-of-164 attempts for 1,302 yards and five touchdowns.


Johnson completed his career at Western Illinois in 2019, passing for 379 yards and six touchdowns while playing in four games.

As a prep Johnson was a three-sport athlete at Pace Academy in Atlanta. As a quarterback, he was a four-time All-Region First Team quarterback and four-time Team MVP. Johnson earned first-team all-state accolades as a senior, leading the team to the Elite Eight. He set school records for total passing yards and total touchdown passes. Johnson was also a member of the 4×400 relay unit that earned region and state championships. He was a senior leader of the region championship and Elite Eight finalist basketball squad.

Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Richmond.