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Maryland assistant basketball coach resigns

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Maryland men's basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill, who was recently charged with DUI, has resigned his position, the school said Wednesday.

Maryland officials didn't state a reason for Hill's departure but the 34-year-old assistant coach has been charged with driving under the influence three times in the last five years. The resignation is effective immediately.

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Hill Tuesday took a leave of absence from the team for "personal matters." He was arrested Sunday in Laurel, Md., and charged with DUI.

He faced similar charges in 2011 while on the Maryland staff and in 2008 when an assistant at Kansas State.

"We appreciate Dalonte's contributions to our program the past three years," Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon said in Wednesday's statement. "We wish him the very best in his future endeavors."

Hill coached at Charlotte and Kansas State before joining Maryland in 2011.

Turgeon said Dustin Clark has been promoted to assistant coach. Also former Maryland star player Juan Dixon, who was the ACC Player of the Year when he helped the Terrapins to the NCAA Tournament title in 2002, was named special assistant to the head coach.

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