Maryland hoops assistant Hill takes leave of absence

October 22, 2013 | 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.”