News Articles – 2013

Jackie Stiles Joins Lady Bears Coaching Staff

By: KOLR10 Sports

Updated: April 19, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A name that became synonymous with Missouri State women’s basketball is coming back to the Lady Bears.  Jackie Stiles has been hired as an assistant coach for Lady Bears head coach Kellie Harper.The announcement was made this morning.  Harper also added her husband, Jon Harper and Jennifer Sullivan to her coaching staff for the 2013-14 season.  That leaves only the director of basketball operations position open.

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Jon Harper, Jackie Stiles, Jennifer Sullivan Make Up Lady Bear Coaching Staff

Missouri State Bears website

April 18, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper filled her two remaining assistant coaching vacancies Thursday (April 18), with former MSU great Jackie Stiles and Jennifer Sullivan set to join her husband Jon Harper on the sideline this fall. Thursday’s hires leave only a Director of Basketball Operations position open on the Lady Bear staff, which will be filled in the coming weeks.

“Each of these hires addresses a need,” Harper said of her assistants. “Jon brings a number of strengths that complement me. He’s a great communicator with players and has a knack for handling time and score situations in games.

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Stiles thrilled with her new role at MSU

Meeting the new coaches

News-Leader, April 26, 2013
Written by Chris Basnett

Jackie Stiles returns to Missouri State: Jackie Stiles returns to Missouri State

So just how excited is Jackie Stiles to be back in Springfield as an assistant coach for the Missouri State women’s basketball team?

In a six-minute interview Friday with the News-Leader, the Lady Bears legend used the words “amazing” or “incredible” seven times.

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