December 8, 2009: ESPN analyst and former basketball player and head coach Carolyn Peck has signed a three-year deal to appear in national marketing for Barefoot Tess, a leading Web site for women’s large-size fashion footwear. Financial terms were not released.
Peck becomes the first spokesperson for the large-size footwear e-retailers. Marketing plans are still being finalize. The deal was handled by Sue Rodin/Stars & Strategies, Inc., New York.
Peck currently appears on-air for ESPN as a leading women’s basketball game and in-studio analyst. She became a coach after starring at Vanderbilt University, including being named 1999 National Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association when Purdue won the NCAA title. Prior to joining ESPN, Peck served as head coach and general manager for the WNBA's Orlando Miracle (1999-2001) and then head coach at the University of Florida (2002-2007).
“We are very excited to have someone of Carolyn’s stature as our spokesperson," Karen Williamson, founder and president of Barefoot Tess, said in a statement. "She combines integrity with a superb sense of style. We’re looking forward to a winning partnership with Carolyn as our brand ambassador.”
According to the 6'4" Peck, “I’m thrilled to endorse Barefoot Tess. When your shoe size is larger than average, it’s challenging to find beautiful footwear. Barefoot Tess offers a wide selection, and I can shop with ease from my laptop, even when I’m on the road.”
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