BANGOR, Maine — Marissa Wehr has been hired as the new Husson University head strength and conditioning coach.

Wehr joins the Eagles’ staff after working as a personal trainer and staff member at Anytime Fitness in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, since 2014. She designed and implemented comprehensive programs for individual athletes and teams.

She served as a strength and conditioning coach for Finish First Sports Performance in Pittsburgh in 2013. Working with athletes from a variety of sports, she designed and implemented programs, performed testing and taught proper lifting techniques.

A Butler, Pennsylvania, native, Wehr earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with minors in biology, coaching and psychology from Slippery Rock (Pennsylvania) University in 2013 and a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion from California (Pennsylvania) University in July.

UMaine schedules Military Appreciation Series

The University of Maine athletic department has started a Military Appreciation Series with the Dead River Company. This partnership will provide the opportunity for the Black Bears to honor military men and women at three separate athletic events in the 2015-16 season.

“As someone who served in the U.S.Navy, I know what it means for military families to be recognized in some way for their service — and believe me, the entire family serves and makes sacrifices,” Chad Caron, market manager for Dead River Company said in a news release.

“Now, as part of the Dead River team, I’m so pleased that we can help military families enjoy a day or evening out together while supporting the Black Bears.”

The program provides all military personnel and their immediate family members with complimentary tickets to each of the three games: the football team’s home opener against Rhode Island on Sept. 26, a men’s hockey game against Princeton on Nov. 28, and a date to be determined at a women’s basketball game.

On game day, military personnel with proper identification will receive complimentary tickets at the box office for their family members.

“We look forward to hosting our service men and women and their families at our athletic events,” UMaine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech said.

For more information on tickets, call 581-2327.

Two join Colby men’s soccer staff

A former professional soccer goalkeeper who also was a NCAA Division I assistant coach and a former Syracuse University soccer player are joining Colby College’s men’s soccer coaching staff this fall under head coach Ewan Seabrook.

Chris Makowski was a four-year player on defense for the Syracuse Orange, and Matt Williams played goalkeeper for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats before a pro career in goal for the United Soccer League’s Dayton (Ohio) Dutch Lions from 2012 through 2014. Williams will coach Colby’s goalies.

Makowski, a 2015 graduate of Syracuse, was a team most valuable player as a sophomore after helping lead the Orangemen to a 14-6-1 record. He played more minutes than any of his teammates at Syracuse during the 2012 and 2013 seasons and was a co-captain in 2013.

Williams was an assistant coach last year at Wright State University while playing for the Dayton pro team.

Williams also was an All-State goalkeeper at Cheverus High School in Portland, posting a 0.47 goals against average as a senior. He was an assistant coach at Cheverus in 2011 and 2012.