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Maryland assistant Hill resigns; Clark, Dixon added to staff

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Maryland assistant Hill resigns; Clark, Dixon added to staff

Posted on 27 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Maryland Announces New Additions to Coaching Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Head coach Mark Turgeon and the Maryland men’s basketball program has announced multiple personnel moves to the staff Wednesday to include the promotion of Dustin Clark to assistant coach, while adding Juan Dixon as special assistant to the head coach. Additionally, the program has announced the resignation of assistant coach Dalonte Hill.

“Dustin is very deserving of this promotion,” Turgeon said. “He has been an integral member of my staff at both Maryland and Texas A&M.  Dustin is a tireless worker and talented coach who will thrive in his new role and help our program continue its ascension to the next level.”

Clark served as the program’s director of basketball operations overseeing all administrative duties since joining the coaching staff alongside Turgeon in 2011. Prior to Maryland, he spent five seasons at Texas A&M, including four under the tutelage of Turgeon.

One of the most decorated players in Maryland history, Dixon returns to the program as special assistant to Turgeon. In addition to leading the Terps to the national title in 2002, he garnered numerous accolades including Associated Press consensus First Team All-America, ACC Player of the Year and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. Dixon also spent seven seasons in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons.

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

“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.”

Hill spent two full seasons on the Maryland coaching staff. His resignation is effective immediately.

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

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Maryland hoops assistant Hill takes leave of absence

Posted on 22 October 2013 by WNST Staff

Dalonte Hill To Take Leave Of Absence

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland men’s basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill is taking a leave of absence from the program effective immediately.

Hill spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Terps.

“I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve received from Coach Turgeon and the athletic department,” said Hill. “But at this time it is in my best interest to take a leave of absence from the Maryland basketball program and focus my attention on some personal matters that need to be dealt with immediately.”

“We will support him through this process,” said Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon. “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.”

“I accept Dalonte’s decision to take a leave of absence,” said Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “We’ve encouraged him to take the time he needs to address these personal issues.”

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