Taylor Johnson is in his first season as a graduate assistant with the North Carolina State men's basketball team. As a member of the Wolfpack staff, his duties include assisting with the coordination of filming practices and games, editing game film and film exchange.
He will assist in arranging on-campus recruiting activities, as well as tracking student-athletes' academic progress. Johnson is also an instrumental part in assisting with Mark Gottfried Summer Basketball camps.
Prior to his arrival in Raleigh, Johnson spent the majority of last year working as the Assistant Athletic Director at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo, Mich. During his time at Loy Norrix, the Knights won their first district title in basketball in 11 years.
Johnson got his start in 2009-2010 as a volunteer student assistant and recruiting coordinator with the men's basketball team at Southeastern University (NAIA) in Lakeland, Florida. During his tenure at Southeastern, he helped sign five student-athletes, including the school's first ever Florida Top 50 recruit.
From 2010-2012, Johnson spent time as the head student manager for the Western Michigan men's basketball team. During his first season at WMU he worked closely with NC State's Director of Operations, Jeff Dunlap, as the Broncos compiled a 21-13 season and a MAC West Division title.
In addition to working at the prep and collegiate levels, Johnson has coached at multiple basketball camps including Michigan State, Detroit Pistons Year Round Hoops, Oakland University, Nike Florida Elite and Kalamazoo Valley C.C., among many others.
A 2013 graduate of Western Michigan University with honors in organizational communications and business, Johnson is currently pursuing a graduate degree in administration and leadership.