A week of rumors have apparently come to fruition this weekend, as CBS Sports reports that University of Maryland basketball assistant coach Scott Spinelli has accepted an offer to join new coach Jim Christian’s staff at Boston College.
The move was expected throughout the week.
Spinelli has been part of Turgeon’s staff in all three years since his arrival in College Park-the Massachusetts native had previously worked under Turgeon at Texas A&M and Wichita State.
The Washington Post reported Spinelli received a “pretty solid raise” to join the Eagles’ staff. Additionally, Spinelli and Christian are both former Boston University basketball players and the former Maryland assistant has heavily recruited the New England area, including bringing Wrentham native Jake Layman to College Park.
This is the second assistant coach Turgeon has lost in the past year, Dalonte Hill resigned from the school following a third DUI arrest last fall. Only Bino Ranson remains from the original staff Maryland’s top man put together-Ranson was a holdover from Gary Williams’ last staff.
Dustin Clark was promoted from Director of Basketball Operations to an assistant coach after Hill’s resignation. Maryland great Juan Dixon was added to the staff as an assistant to Turgeon as well.