Maryland assistant Bruce Shingler suspended after arrest – MajorUpdates

University of Maryland males’s basketball assistant coach Bruce Shingler was hit with a 30-day suspension, the college introduced Wednesday evening, following an October arrest on charges 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 task workforce.

On Oct. 14, the detective that posted the advert acquired a textual content from Shingler, the paperwork state, and finally advised the coach to contact her when he arrived at a Holiday Inn in Largo.

According to court docket paperwork, Shingler confirmed he needed to interact in intercourse upon getting into the resort room, and exchanged a price of $80. When Shingler gave the detective the cash, she alerted the arrest workforce.

Shingler is presently awaiting a trial date scheduled for Feb. 28. He may face a most sentence of 1 yr in jail for charges on soliciting a prostitute, and/or a $500 effective beneath Maryland state legislation.

Maryland mentioned, through the college paper, that Shingler was suspended as a result of a “violation of his employment agreement.”

Maryland’s interim head coach Danny Manning wouldn’t remark additional on the scenario following the workforce’s 94-87 win over Northwestern on Wednesday evening.

Bruce Shingler was suspended 30 days

“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 the whole lot occurred “pretty quickly.”

Shingler, a Maryland native, talked about his spouse in an announcement 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 mentioned.

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.

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