ORONO, Maine — With training camp set to begin this weekend, the University of Maine football team has announced the addition of three assistant coaches for the 2016 season.

First-year head coach Joe Harasymiak has welcomed in Brian Picucci, Alvah Hansbro and Josh Heinrich.

Picucci, who will coach the Black Bear running backs, brings 19 years of coaching experience to the program. He was the offensive coordinator at Division III Becker College last season after a year as the offensive line coach/OC at Division III Widener College.

Picucci served as the head coach at Division I Central Connecticut State in 2013, that after a nine-year stint at the University of Massachusetts. With the Minutemen, he was the offensive coordinator for four seasons. He also coached with the Minutemen from 1998-99, helping them win a national championship.

He previously coached at Southern Connecticut State and Northeastern. Picucci graduated from Syracuse University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1994. He earned three varsity letters with the Orange as a fullback/tight end and played on four victorious bowl teams.

Hansbro will be working with UMaine’s cornerbacks. He is a nine-year coaching veteran who directed the secondary from 2012-14 at Glenville State College in West Virginia.

From 2009-10, Hansbro coached the secondary at the University of Dubuque in Iowa.

Hansbro was a student coach at his alma mater, Northern Illinois, in 2006 before working as co-defensive coordinator at Edgewood High School (Wisconsin) in 2009.

He is a 2006 graduate from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication. He was a three-year starter at cornerback and a four-year starter on special teams.

Heinrich assumes the role of director of player personnel/video coordinator. Last season, he worked in operations, recruiting and video at Division I Fordham. He planned game travel and updated team roster databases and other team documents.

Heinrich previously was an intern at Syracuse, where his assisted with recruiting, film breakdown, player evaluation and recruiting travel. He is a 2015 graduate of SUNY Cortland with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.

While there, he worked three seasons as a quality control coach and video coordinator. He was directly responsible for all film duties.

Heinrich also has one season of professional experience after spending the 2013-14 NFL season on the New York Jets’ game-day operations staff.

Husson women land 2 Mainers

The Husson University women’s basketball program has received commitments from two former eastern Maine three-sport standouts.

Bangor High School graduate Sarah Bragg and Gardiner’s Morgan Carver will join coach Kissy Walker’s team this season. Each played basketball, softball and soccer in high school.

Bragg averaged 11.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists and shot 69 percent from the foul line last season for coach Joe Johnson’s Rams.

“Her competitiveness and work ethic allowed her to play at high level in three sports at Bangor High,” Johnson said in a press release. “She played pivotal roles on the teams she was on and was one of the most coachable kids I have had the pleasure to coach.”

Bragg plans to play on coach Terren Hall’s Husson softball program next spring.

Carver averaged 14 points per game at Gardiner, where last season she was the leading scorer and ranked first in steals and second in rebounds. Her efforts helped the Tigers capture the Class B North championship.