Wissman has played under defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham and head coach Mark Whipple at New Hampshire and finished his undergrad at UMass.
Former linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox participates in Pro Day at McGuirk Stadium.
Pinkham joins the Minutemen coaching staff after spending the last four seasons with Western Michigan.
Boland, who finished his career with the Minutemen last season, had appeared in 43 games during his career making 36 starts on the offensive line.
Whipple, coaching staff unveil 2017 signees during ESPN3 live-stream presentation Wednesday afternoon.
The Minutemen and Hawaii will now play Aug. 26 at McGuirk Stadium.
The Minutemen’s official Twitter account sends tweet teasing Thursday announcement.
The Minutemen went a combined 8-28 in the past three seasons and allowed an average of 35.5 points per game in 2016.
The Minutemen will play their first game at Fenway Park in program history.
The Minutemen finished the 2016 season with a 2-10 record, and have now dropped to 10-50 since making the leap to FBS football five years ago.
Despite making a late comeback attempt, the Minutemen fell to the Rainbow Warriors 46-40, dropping them to 2-10 on the season.
The Minutemen failed to score in the second half in Provo, allow 37 points over final two quarters.
The Minutemen look to finish final two games of 2016 on a positive note starting with Cougars.
The Minutemen enjoyed their time off getting rest and watching football while coaching staff spent time visiting recruits across the country.
UMass coach tells his players to respect each other’s spaces regardless of beliefs after election.
The Minutemen were down just four points early in the third quarter, but could not keep momentum in their loss to the Trojans.
The Minutemen look to continue momentum from last week’s win as Mark Whipple gets ready to take on an old friend.
UMass football will need to be nearly flawless in its matchup with Troy this Saturday.
Photos from the Hockey, Football, Field Hockey and Men’s Soccer games that took place the weekend of October 28, 2016. Photos by Judith Gibson-Okunieff, Jong Man Kim, Imogen Fairs, Katherine Mayo, Sam Anderson, Caroline O’Connor and Erica Lowenkron.
The Minutemen passing attack of Ford, Breneman, Isabella gouge Wagner defense in snapping five-game losing skid.