University of Maryland men’s assistant basketball coach is taking a leave of absence following a citation for driving under the influence, his second citation since 2012.
Delonte Hill is temporarily leaving the program because of “personal matters.”
“I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve received from (UMD) Coach (Mark) Turgeon and the athletic department,” Hill said in a statement.. “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.”
Hill was cited Sunday night after he was arrested in Laurel on North Laurel Road. He was charged with five offenses, including driving under the influence and attempting to drive while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance.
“We will support him through this process,” Turgeon stated. “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.”
In Jan. 2012, Hill was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.