Candeto played quarterback for coach Paul Johnson at Navy and has experience coaching the position. Candeto, who flew fighter jets in the Navy before he was discharged for medical reasons, was a graduate assistant for Johnson at Tech in 2010 and then left to coach quarterbacks and B-backs at The Citadel. He went from there to Division III Capital University, where he coached 2013-15, again coaching quarterbacks and B-backs.
“I’m excited to have Craig move into a coaching role on our staff,” Johnson said in a statement. “His understanding of our offense as a coach and a player, his wide range of coaching experience — from graduate assistant to head coach — and his knowledge of Georgia Tech make him a great fit. I think he’ll do a great job.”