June 17, 2021

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Jackie Stiles ditched by Uber trying to buy car from Pinegar Chevrolet

When Jackie Stiles sets her mind to something, she’s going to see it through — even when it comes to purchasing a car from a dealership almost 300 miles away.

So when the greatest athlete in the history of Missouri State University, living in Norman, Oklahoma, decided that the only place in the world she was going to purchase a car would be from Pinegar Chevrolet in Republic, it was going to happen.

Stiles, during an interview on Sports Talk on Tuesday evening, said she took an Uber from Norman to Republic just to buy a car from the Pinegar family.

“I love the whole Pinegar family and they’ve been so good to me through the years,” Stiles said. “I couldn’t wait to try and give back for all the good they’ve given to me.”

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Jackie Stiles is recognized by the crowd as her statue is unveiled outside JQH Arena in Springfield on Feb. 12, 2017.

Stiles said she’s always been given a car through her different coaching stops throughout her career and she hasn’t needed to buy one until recently.

After two years as an assistant at the University of Oklahoma, Stiles was left without a job following the retirement of Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame coach Sherri Coale. The new head coach at OU, former Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk, decided to bring in an entirely new staff.