Former Maryland men's basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill was sentenced Wednesday to a week in jail after pleading guilty in Howard County to driving while impaired. The October incident led to his resignation.
Circuit Court judge Richard S. Bernhardt also sentenced Hill to a year’s probation, which would be supervised if Hill remains in the state and unsupervised if he were to get a job out of state.
Hill, 35, resigned from Maryland in November, a little more than a month after he was cited for drunk driving.
It was the second time since coming to College Park with Mark Turgeon in 2011 that Hill was stopped by police under the suspicion of impaired driving. He was suspended for two games after the first incident, which happened in Anne Arundel County in January 2012.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Hill was also arrested in 2008 for drunk driving while coaching at Kansas State. That charge was later expunged from his record after he completed a driver education class.
Hill was one of the nation’s top-paid assistant coaches at Kansas State, reportedly earning over $400,000. He was also the highest-paid assistant on Turgeon’s staff, making over $300,000 a year in his initial contract.
Hill's attorney said he and his client would have no comment.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun