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Belmont targeting Carolyn Peck for vacancy

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Carolyn Peck is someone Belmont is targeting for its vacancy, according to sources.

Courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics

Belmont has become a power in the Ohio Valley Conference, thanks in part to Cam Newbauer, who really elevated the program to amazing heights, last year going undefeated in conference play, and it look like the Bruins are intent on keeping that high standard of excellence going.

One name that Belmont is targeting, and it’s a name that resonates powerfully in women’s basketball, is Vanderbilt associate head coach Carolyn Peck, according to multiple sources, as the two have spoken.

Peck is in her first year with the Commodores, but she’s a legend, with tremendous cache in the sport. In 1999 she led Purdue to a National Championship in her second season as head coach — becoming the first African-American woman to accomplish such a feat.

She also had stints with the now-defuct Orlando Miracle of the WNBA, and also was the head coach of Florida for five seasons.

Stay tuned as this story develops.