This season was Gasser’s fifth at Toledo. Prior to being the Rockets’ tight ends coach and special teams coordinator the past two seasons, he was the program’s director of high school relations for a season. He also did two separate year-long stints as a graduate assistant with a season in between as Notre Dame College’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2011.
Gasser was the offensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Otsego (Ohio) High School in 2009 and coached tight ends and running backs at his alma mater, Ohio Northern, from 2006–08. He played football at Ohio Northern from 2003–05.
Iowa State had a 3–9 record this season under former coach Paul Rhoads, who was fired last month.
Campbell became the Cyclones’ coach a week later after four seasons at Toledo, where he had a 35–15 record, including a 9–2 mark this season.