Discher oversaw Oklahoma State’s special teams the last two seasons while working as an offensive graduate assistant. His new job with the Rockets makes him a full-time assistant.
Prior to Oklahoma State, Discher was at Sam Houston State from 2010 to ’13. He was initially one of the program’s graduate assistants before being promoted special teams coordinator.
Discher got his start in coaching as an assistant at Kearney (Mo.) High in 2009. A Kansas City native, he was a wide receiver at William Jewel College from 2006 to ’08.
A renowned recruiter, Candle succeeds former Toledo coach Matt Campbell, who took the same job at Iowa State last month. The 36-year-old Candle had been an assistant for the Rockets for the past seven seasons, the last four of which were as offensive coordinator.
Candle’s offense was consistently one of the best in the MAC, ranking second in the conference in scoring offense (35.3 points per game) this season and third in total offense (463.3 yards per game). The Rockets topped the MAC in both categories last season.
Candle will make his head-coaching debut when Toledo (9–2) faces Temple (10–3) in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 22.