Maryland Asst. MBB Coach Bruce Shingler Suspended for Allegedly Soliciting Prostitute

Adam WellsJanuary 14, 2022

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND - JANUARY 09: The Maryland Terrapins logo on their uniform during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Xfinity Center on January 09, 2022 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Bruce Shingler, an assistant coach for the Maryland men's basketball team, has been suspended by the program after he was arrested in October for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. 

Per court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Shingler was arrested when he responded to a "women seeking men" ad and attempted to pay an undercover police officer $80 in exchange for sex. 

Per an announcement from the University of Maryland (h/t Jeff Ermann of 247Sports), Shingler was being suspended 30 days for "a violation of his employment agreement."

Shingler has been charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute. 

Interim head coach Danny Manning did not comment on the situation when asked about it after Maryland's 94-87 win over Northwestern on Wednesday. 

"Our athletic department will handle everything from there," Manning told reporters (h/t TMZ Sports). 

According to court documents obtained by Ryan McFadden of the Baltimore Sun, Shingler was taken to the department of corrections for processing and waived an attorney at his initial court appearance before being released from custody without bail. 

McFadden noted Shingler has a trial date set for Feb. 28. His charges carry a maximum sentence of one year. 

Shingler was hired as an assistant for the Terrapins in January 2021 by former head coach Mark Turgeon. He previously spent five seasons as an assistant coach at South Carolina under head coach Frank Martin. 

His 30-day suspension is scheduled to end on Feb. 12. He could be back on the bench for the Terrapins game against Purdue at Mackey Arena on Feb. 13.