Maryland assistant coach resigns

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Updated: November 27, 2013

College Park, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – University of Maryland assistant
coach Dalonte Hill has resigned, effectively immediately.

While Maryland’s official press release didn’t state a reason for the
resignation, Hill was charged last month with his third DUI in five years and
took a leave of absences from the program.

“We appreciate Dalonte’s contributions to our program the past three years,”
head coach Mark Turgeon said in Wednesday’s statement. “We wish him the very
best in his future endeavors.”

This was Hill’s third season with the Terps’ program. A native of Washington,
D.C., he came to Maryland from Kansas State, where he was hired by former head
coach Bob Huggins in April 2006 after three seasons at Charlotte. He was
elevated to associate head coach and recruiting coordinator just over a year
later upon the promotion of Frank Martin to head coach.

With Hill gone, Maryland promoted Dustin Clark to assistant coach and named
former Terps star Juan Dixon special assistant to the head coach.

Dixon led the Terps to the national title in 2002, garnering numerous
accolades, including Associated Press consensus First Team All-America, ACC
Player of the Year and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. He also spent
seven seasons in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers,
Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons.

“We’re excited to welcome Juan back to College Park,” Turgeon said. “He is one
of the most decorated and celebrated player in Terrapin history. Juan’s
diverse experience playing professionally in the NBA combined with his passion
for Maryland basketball makes him a very strong addition to our program.”

Dixon’s responsibilities will include scouting and film breakdown, academic
support and mentorship and additional administrative duties.