Sources tell FootballScoop that Jason Candle is targeting a successful Florida high school coach to fill a key open position on his staff.
We understand that longtime Plant HS (FL) head coach Robert Weiner is headed north to join Candle’s staff, with the possibility of him holding the offensive coordinator title.
Bay News 9 reports that Weiner met with his players today to tell them that he’s taking a college coaching job, and adds that he’s heading to Toledo as an assistant.
Weiner took the Plant HS head coaching job in 2004 and has helped build them into a premier program in the state en route to four state titles and two runner-up finishes in his time with the team.
Toledo lost offensive coordinator Brian Wright to the Pitt State (D-II – KS) head coaching position back in early December of last year. Wright spent four seasons as the team’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator before leaving for the head coaching opportunity.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
Update >> Pete Thamel tweets that Weiner is joining the staff as quarterbacks coach and that Candle will take over the offensive coordinator duties and remain the play caller.
Source: Toledo is hiring Tampa Plant head coach Robert Weiner to be the Rockets’ QB coach. He’s a fixture in Florida having coached Aaron Murray, Robert Marve and Philip Ely. Toledo HC Jason Candle will take over the OC job and remain the play caller.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 2, 2020