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.
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.
Stiles thrilled with her new role at MSU
Meeting the new coaches
News-Leader, April 26, 2013
Written by Chris Basnett
- Meet Jackie Stiles at MSU town hall meeting
- Harper brings big-time pedigree to Lady Bears
- Ticket overhaul details unveiled for Lady Bears
- Stiles returns home to MSU
- Booher: Harper delivers the right message
- Selection of Harper draws rave reviews
- Lady Bears down to four coaching finalists
- Drury interviews Stiles for open coaching job
- Drury: Jackie Stiles a finalist for women’s coaching job
- Jackie Stiles through the years
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.