January 12 2014-
In a night of surprises at the Tennessee / Vanderbilt ladies basketball game, ESPN analyst, Vanderbilt grad, and former University of Tennessee Lady Vol’s Coach Carolyn Peck joined Vanderbilt Athletic Director David Williams and Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame Executive Director Bill Emendorfer at center court during half-time for the announcement of her induction into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on May 17th in Nashville. Peck will be joined by Brentwood Academy Coach Carlton Flatt, former University of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball All-America Bridgette Gordon, Murray State University basketball great and Indiana Pacers Coach, Popeye Jones, All America linebacker from the University of Tennessee and NFL star, Paul Naumoff, former major league pitcher and coach Claude Osteen, and Allie Prescott, Memphis State University baseball star and minor league executive. Being induct posthumously are Dorsey Sims and Eldridge Dickey, In addition, noted Nashville TV sports anchor and community leader Hope Hines will be the Hall’s Lifetime Achievement inductee
Carolyn Peck a Jefferson City native was Tennessee’s Miss Basketball for 1984. She went onto play college basketball at Vanderbilt University from 1985 to 1988, averaging 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Carolyn began her coaching career as an assistant to Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt. After two championship seasons at UT, Carolyn became an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky. A year later, Carolyn became assistant coach at Purdue, where she eventually rose to head coach. In 1999, she was named Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and became the first woman and first African American to win the Winged Foot Award (honors the best coach in college basketball) from the New York Athletic Club. Carolyn left Purdue to coach the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Orlando Miracle team. She is now a basketball analyst for ESPN.