University of Maryland males’s basketball assistant coach Bruce Shingler was hit with a 30-day suspension, the college introduced Wednesday night time, following an October arrest on costs of soliciting a prostitute.
According to the paperwork obtained by The Baltimore Sun, Shingler, 40, responded to an internet site commercial for “women seeking men,” which was posted by an undercover detective for a Prince George’s County police particular project crew.
On Oct. 14, the detective that posted the advert obtained a textual content from Shingler, the paperwork state, and finally informed the coach to contact her when he arrived at a Holiday Inn in Largo.
According to courtroom paperwork, Shingler confirmed he wished to interact in intercourse upon getting into the resort room, and exchanged a payment of $80. When Shingler gave the detective the cash, she alerted the arrest crew.
Shingler is at the moment awaiting a trial date scheduled for Feb. 28. He might face a most sentence of 1 12 months in jail for costs on soliciting a prostitute, and/or a $500 high-quality beneath Maryland state legislation.
Maryland mentioned, via the school paper, that Shingler was suspended because of a “violation of his employment agreement.”
Maryland’s interim head coach Danny Manning wouldn’t remark additional on the state of affairs following the crew’s 94-87 win over Northwestern on Wednesday night time.
Bruce Shingler was suspended 30 daysAP
“We’re just trying to keep our head above water and move forward,” he mentioned. “We’ll see how it plays out as we continue down this path.”
Manning added that he has but to nominate an assistant to interchange Shingler after all the things occurred “pretty quickly.”
Shingler, a Maryland native, talked about his spouse in a press release when he was launched as an assistant in June.
“On a personal note, Maryland is home. I grew up a Terp attending games at Cole Field House. My mother lived right across the street from campus. My wife, Lauren, went to St. John’s College High School. We can’t wait to get to campus and hit the ground running,” he said.
Shingler and his spouse, Lauren, have a son, Giovonni, and two daughters, Brooklyn and Savannah.
Before his rent at Maryland, Shingler beforehand spent 5 seasons as an assistant at South Carolina, the place he helped the Gamecocks attain this system’s first Final Four look within the 2016-17 season.
Shingler additionally an assistant at Towson from 2012 to 2016, and had stints at Morgan State and Kansas State.