Posted November 27, 2013

Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill resigns one month after third DUI

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Dalonte Hill (XX/Getty Images)

Dalonte Hill was the nation’s highest paid assistant while at Kansas State. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Dalonte Hill, who last month was arrested for driving under the influence for the third time since 2008, has resigned as an assistant on head coach Mark Turgeon’s staff at Maryland, a source told Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post Wednesday morning.

Hill will be replaced on the staff by director of basketball operations Dustin Clark, who took Hill’s place when he took a leave of absence last month. Former Maryland great Juan Dixon, the program’s all-time leading scorer and 2002 Final Four MVP, is expected to join the staff as a special assistant.

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Hill, 34, worked six seasons at Kansas State, where he was the nation’s highest paid assistant, and helped recruit Michael Beasley, among others, before joining Turgeon’s staff in 2011.

In January 2012, after his second DUI arrest, Hill was suspended two games.

And just last month, Hill was arrested again.

“We will support him through this process,” Turgeon said in a statement at the time of Hill’s third arrest. “We want him to focus on his personal life. Basketball is secondary at this point. His primary focus needs to be on his health and well-being.”

Hill’s resignation allows Maryland to avoid paying him severance. Last year, Hill made $302,000 in base salary and extras, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post through an open-records request.

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11 comments
M20
M20

$300k for a 34 year old CBB assistant coach?? Wow.

dandogwood
dandogwood

Hill does not belong in college basket way to shady. 

nakednunashamed
nakednunashamed

alcohol is a helluva drug.. he made 300,000 last year take about 25,000 of that higher a full time driver and get in whatever program works for you.. if he still claims he is not an alcoholic then get him into 60 days at a center that treats mental disorders.. that many dui in such a short time could be hiding more problems than just being a drunk

muser
muser

Rutgers will hire him.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Just put him in a uniform as these self absorbed players are good for about 5 DUI before ANYTHING is done.

oldguy68
oldguy68

I wonder why he left a higher paying job. I hope he gets the help he needs

Chris10
Chris10

WOW only three DUI's before he decides to step down.  Hopefully this loser doesn't kill someone while drinking and driving

dandogwood
dandogwood

@M20 he's a street huckster a mole in the inner city.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

@nakednunashamed Great point. And you know, he could probably get a few students to chauffeur him around for a lot less money than that. Rotate them around.  A college campus provides a virtually unlimited labor force for minimum wage or so.