Tuesday evening Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon announced that assistant coach Matt Brady has been suspended for six games after an internal review found that Brady violated an NCAA rule during his time as the team’s director of player personnel last season.
Only assistant coaches are allowed to work with players in a “coaching role,” with Maryland finding in its investigation that there were instances of Brady doing this while serving in what the NCAA defines to be a “non-coaching role.”
“We identified some violations from last season regarding coaching versus non-coaching staff responsibilities and have decided to self-impose a six-game suspension for Matt Brady beginning with tonight’s exhibition,” Turgeon said in a statement released Tuesday according to the Washington Post. “As a staff, we have cooperated fully with our compliance office to ensure this will not happen again.”
Brady, who has prior head coaching experience at Marist and James Madison, was promoted to assistant coach this past offseason.
In addition to Maryland’s 100-67 exhibition victory over Lynn University, Brady will miss the team’s first five regular season games beginning with the November 6 opener against Delaware. Brady is scheduled to return to the sidelines for Maryland’s November 23 game against Marshall.