Kansas State assistant coach Dalonte Hill has accepted a position on Mark Turgeon’s Maryland staff, GoPowercat.com has confirmed through sources close to Hill. According to the source, a deal between Hill and the Terrapins was struck days ago, but was delayed until Tuesday afternoon in an effort to give the former Wildcat coach a chance to tell those to whom he is close.
While details of the contract were not made available on Tuesday, Hill’s contract at is said to be significantly less than $423,750 per year base salary he was being paid at K-State, a contract that was set to run through the 2015 season.
Hill spent the last five seasons at K-State, the last four of which were spent with the title of associate head coach. He also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. He is credited with bringing former No. 2 NBA draft pick Michael Beasley to Manhattan and reigniting the school’s presence on the recruiting trail.
Prior to arriving at K-State in 2006, Hill, a DC-area native, served as an assistant coach at Charlotte, where he also played, from 2003 until 2006.