Jamar Johnson is in his second season as a graduate assistant on the San José State University football staff. He will assist the offensive coaching staff.
Johnson came to the Spartans in 2016 from the University of La Verne. In 2015, the Leopards recorded their first winning season in 10 years with an 8-2 overall win-loss record, won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 2015 with an undefeated conference record and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. The La Verne coaching staff received the SCIAC's Conference Coaching Staff of the Year award.
Johnson was responsible for coaching the wide receivers and served as the team's video coordinator. In each of his two seasons, a La Verne wide receiver was named a first-team All-SCIAC award winner.
The native of Anaheim, Calif., graduated from the University of La Verne in 2014 majoring in business administration and played wide receiver for the Leopards' football program.
Interested in coaching since his days at Anaheim's Servite High, he also has eight years of experience as a wide receivers coach for the Armed & Dangerous Football Camp of Anaheim, Calif.
Johnson is pursuing a master's degree at San José State in counselor education.