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New role, same competitive drive

Jackie Stiles is in her first season as an assistant at Loyola Marymount in L.A.

Originally Published: December 14, 2012
By Graham Hays | espnW

LOS ANGELES -- Even here, on a campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, Jackie Stiles remains inseparable from the Midwestern roots out of which grew basketball mythology.

As removed in years and miles as she is from the girl who made a thousand shots a day, more than one for every resident of her Kansas hometown, she retains more than traces of the impossibly earnest. She is still the guileless character who turned down Connecticut and Tennessee to lead ...

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