|Position:||Graduate Assistant Coach - Tight Ends|
|Other Position:||Tight Ends Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Oregon State|
Tavita Thompson is in his third season on the Nebraska staff as a graduate assistant coach, working primarily with NU's tight ends.
In 2016, Thompson guided three veteran seniors that played a key role in the success of the Nebraska offense. The group was led by Cethan Carter who finished his career among the top six pass-catching tight ends in school history, while earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades for the second straight season. In 2015, Thompson helped the Husker tight ends play a key role in an offense that finished in the top three in the Big Ten in scoring, passing and total offense.
Thompson came to Nebraska from Oregon State, where he was a graduate assistant coach. He coached at Pacific in 2011, serving as the team’s defensive line coach.
Thompson was a four-year letterwinner at OSU after redshirting as a true freshman in 2004. He started 13 career games at offensive tackle and was a member of four Oregon State bowl winning teams. Following his OSU career, Thompson appeared in two games for the New York Jets during the 2009 preseason and spent the 2010 season in the United Football League.
Thompson graduated from Oregon State in 2008 with his degree in human development and family studies. Thompson and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Brycen and Tausani.