Ty Hagan: Washington County Homeschool Spotlight – Presented by Conoco Phillips


By Ryan Stone

Ty Hagan, a basketball player for the Washington County Home School basketball team, has burst onto the scene and is turning heads wherever he plays. 

In his senior season Hagan is averaging just under 28 points per game in the inaugural season for Washington County Home School. Hagan has really enjoyed his first season on the team after playing his first three high school seasons at Tyro Christian School in Kansas.

“It was a great opportunity to play much closer to home and also the former AD at Tyro decided to homeschool his kids and he just gave us the opportunity to come play for him,” said Hagan, “It’s been pretty cool, we start four freshmen, so it’s been pretty fun to be on a team with guys I know and just be an example and leader for them.”

For a first-year team Washington County Home School is off to a great start with a record of 17-4. Being the only senior starter has also meant Hagan has taken on a big leadership role.


“I just try to encourage everyone in practice to just do the right thing, really listen to coach cause he’s a smart coach, also just to put in the work in the gym. I was terrible in eighth grade, but I’ve worked my way to being a good player and these guys are better as freshmen than I was, so really just trying to lead by example and show them how far they can go if they work hard and do the right things,” said Hagan.

Washington County Home School will play in the National Tournament in Springfield, Missouri in March. This season the team has played other home school teams, Christian schools and some public schools.

Hagans play has also drawn the interest of several colleges. He currently holds scholarship offers from Hendrix College and McPherson College. Several NAIA schools and a few Division II schools have also expressed interest in Hagan.

Outside of basketball Hagan has participated in the Agape Mission, feeding people free meals since he was nine years old. After high school he may pursue a degree in paleontology at the University of Oklahoma after playing basketball for two years at another school.