COLLEGE PARK -- Adam Preyer, a part-time assistant coach for the University of Maryland basketball team, apparently has resigned and returned home to Greensboro, N.C.
According to yesterday's editions of The Washington Post, Preyer was disturbed that he was named as one of two assistant coaches who allegedly ran a scrimmage in violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association rules before last season.
Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger said last night that, though Preyer's resignation was not forced, it was "related" to the allegation.
"He got caught up in it, and he felt that a break [from coaching] would be good," said Geiger. "He's a great kid, and I have a lot of support for him."
Preyer, who came to Maryland from Millersville (Pa.) University in 1989, was the second Terps assistant to resign in the past few months.
Roger McCready, who played for head coach Gary Williams at Boston College, left the staff in September to pursue a career in business. But those who knew Preyer at Maryland say that he will return to coaching.
"When things settle down, he'll get himself another coaching job," a member of the athletic department said last night.
Preyer has not commented on the charge.