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|The hiring of assistant coach Dalonte Hill, left, is viewed as an important addition to Maryland's staff because of his recruiting ties in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas.|
Maryland fans had been wondering in recent months how much Hill got to come to College Park.
Maryland has been seeking to upgrade the men's basketball assistants' pay. In December 2009, a survey in The Washington Times concluded that, under former athletic director Deborah Yow, former head coach Gary Williams' assistant coaches were collectively the lowest-paid among the ACC's eight public schools. The newspaper reported that Keith Booth and Robert Ehsan were the only assistants in the conference with guaranteed annual compensation of less than $100,000.