Maryland basketball assistant Dalonte Hill was suspended for the next two games after being arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Coach Mark Turgeon said Friday the Maryland athletic department is helping to gather the facts of the incident and would handle the matter internally once the inquiry was complete.
Turgeon said Hill “will not be with us the next two games, pending further investigation.”
Turgeon and a team spokesman declined further comment.
A search of the online Maryland judiciary case search did not yield a recent arrest for Hill. A 2002 citation for trespassing listed his date of birth as Jan. 19, 1979.
Hill was previously arrested for DUI in 2008 while he was an assistant at Kansas State. Hill was suspended for that incident as well.
Hill is in his first season at Maryland. He previously was an assistant at Charlotte (2003-06) and Kansas State (2006-11). He was paid more than $400,000 annually at Kansas State. His contract at Maryland has not yet been revealed by the school.
Hill has significant recruiting ties to the Washington area, and his hire was considered a coup in that regard when he was added to the Terrapins’ staff in May. He was responsible for helping recruit Michael Beasley, an eventual NBA lottery pick, to Kansas State. Hill also served as the head coach at local AAU juggernaut D.C. Assault before entering college coaching.
—- Patrick Stevens