Andrew Bagley, 37, is a Political Science and American History Instructor at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA). An honor graduate of Barton High School where he played football for the legendary Frank McClellan, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Ouachita Baptist University and a Master of Arts degree in political science from Baylor University. Prior to beginning his career at PCCUA, Andrew taught World History to 10th graders in the Helena-West Helena School District.
Andrew has had a life-long love of sports and writing. A letterman in multiple sports at Barton, Andrew directed sports coverage as Associate Editor at the now defunct Phillips County Progress based in Helena, AR. For eight years, Andrew has been the radio voice of the Helena-West Helena Central High School Cougars, whose games are currently aired on KCLT-FM 104.9 based in Helena-West Helena, AR. Andrew and his publisher D. L. Bailey won an award for work in their sports section from the Arkansas Press Association in 2001. Andrew was also an award winning columnist in college for writing in The Signal at Ouachita Baptist University. For over a decade, Andrew has worked as a stringer during football season for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
In addition to a love of sports, Andrew continues to maintain a heavy interest in politics. Andrew served six years on the Phillips County Quorum Court, a three-year term on the executive board of the Arkansas Political Science Association, one term on the State Committee of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, and currently serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Delta Cultural Center.
Andrew has one son, Collin, who attends the DeWitt Public Schools, and four step-children (Donald, Cory, Tiffany, and William) who attended public schools and played sports in Texas. He is married to the former Sandra Valley, and they make their home in Helena-West Helena, AR.