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  • June 19, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Johnson City, TN – June 19 – W. Scott Morris, Connect Outdoors VP of Tournament Operations announces outdoor legend and Bethel University head fishing coach Garry Mason will join Connect Outdoors to help build the Connect Outdoors high school fishing program and tournament fishing platform and will advise the company on product development.


    “I’ve been fortunate to know Garry for several years. Innovator, Pioneer, Visionary, Integrity and Conservationist for the outdoors are allocated to Garry. He is the “Pat Summitt-John Wooden” of College Bass Fishing. I’m excited and humbled that Garry’s vision of our Connect Outdoors platform including our ConnectScale tournaments and fundraising matches our vision. His endorsement and consultation will take us to the next level.  Bethel University is the dominant force in collegiate fishing, a program Garry built.  We are delighted to have such an innovator in the outdoors world join our team”, said Morris.  Just this year Bethel University won the National Championship of Collegiate Bass Fishing for the second year in a row, the first time a champion has ever repeated.

    Mason will help the company develop the Connect Outdoors Tournament Trail, provide assistance implementing and running operations of the Membership Organization, and provide assistance in acquiring High School and College customers for the Tournament Platform.

    “I like working with innovative companies.  The ConnectScale, tournament platform, and the company’s vision for future products compliments my view of intelligent use of technology in fishing.  As the Bethel University Bass Fishing Coach, I am very proud that ConnectScale and its parent company Connect Outdoors chose our program to be their premier College Bass Fishing Team. This is a huge honor for our program and a great opportunity for our team and our students. I can’t thank you enough”, said Mason.

    In addition to being a head fishing coach and founder of the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame, Mason is the Executive Director for Northwest Tennessee Tourism, he has been featured in many outdoor publications and television programs across the country.  

    Connect Scale is a member of the ETSU Innovation Lab.  For more information on Connect Outdoors and ConnectScale, visit http://GoConnectOutdoors.comhttp://ConnectScale.com, or http://ConnectScale.app

    For more information on Garry Mason, visit http://www.bethelathletics.com/coach/19/24 and to read about this year’s Bethel championship, visit https://www.bethelu.edu/news/posts/06-10-2019
  • June 10, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Johnson City, TN – June 10 – W. Scott Morris, Connect Outdoors VP of Tournament Operations announces a partnership with Tennessee’s largest high school fishing club, Mount Juliet Fishing Club.  Connect Outdoors will help the club with fundraising, boat captain coordination, a parental and audience watch platform and student bio-resumes. In exchange the club will provide product feedback and will create pictures and videos for the company’s social media efforts.

    “We are truly excited to partner with Mount Juliet Fishing Club. The need for a repeatable fishing fundraising platform will change the way high school fishing teams raise money. Our ConnectTrak allows families the opportunity to view real-time results. Captains can coordinate catch logs and use the database for future events.  And student athletes have the ability to build a fishing resume with their actual catch logs and tournament stats. The Connect Scale application is the foundation for juniors and seniors in high school programs development”, said Morris.

    “The Mt Juliet Fishing team is proud to announce this partnership with ConnectScale and we are looking forward to the opportunity to use and share the benefits of this product and all it has to offer. Plus we have the added benefit of ConnectScale helping us with our fundraising needs. It’s a win-win for our team.  Thank you ConnectScale for this opportunity,” said Coach Gary Redic.

    For more information on Connect Outdoors and ConnectScale, visit http://GoConnectOutdoors.comhttp://ConnectScale.com, or http://ConnectScale.app

  • June 03, 2019 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    Johnson City, TN – June 3 – Connect Outdoors, Inc. announces the addition of W. Scott Morris as its new Vice President of Tournament Operations.  Connect Outdoors recently launched a real time fishing tournament platform at the Battle of Chick in Dayton, Tennessee.  Under Morris’ leadership, Connect Outdoors will be expanding its tournament services that will include a Team format and updated tournament director platform. Morris is a lifelong angler, lifetime BASS member and frequent fishing tournament participant, Morris sees great potential for the http://ConnectScale.app service. Fish are caught on the lake, weighed with the ConnectScale, authenticated with a photo, and recorded on the live real time leaderboard.  Anglers on the lake can see immediately if their recent catch is the winner, or just a bit too small.

    “I am honored to join Connect Outdoors family. I truly believe our Team will modify and drive the fishing tournament industry, We have an opportunity to work in liaison with incredible manufactures, tournament trails, coaches, teams and wonderful advocates of the outdoor industry with the end goal of using technology and conservation to showcase, grow and preserve our sport.”

    For more information on Connect Outdoors and ConnectScale, visit:

    https://GoConnectOutdoors.comhttps://ConnectScale.com, orhttps://ConnectScale.app

  • May 29, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Johnson City, TN – May 29 – Connect Outdoors forms and their first order of business is to acquire Blountville company ConnectScale.  Connect Outdoors will serve the outdoor recreation industry, a $400B a year industry with innovative products and services.  The founders of Connect Outdoors immediately acquire three year old Blountville company, ConnectScale. ConnectScale started with creating the 1st Bluetooth Fishing Scale and integrated logging app and recently launched a Software-as-a-Service platform to manage fishing tournaments.  ConnectScale is the highest rated fishing app (4.8/5) on the Apple app store and has grown revenue each year.  

    “ConnectScale is growing and getting ready for some exciting times.  Being acquired by Connect Outdoors allows us to better brand our efforts and to continue our growth”, said Ben Arnold founder and CEO of ConnectScale.  “Anglers spend $49B annually but innovation in this industry has been slow. We are pleased to be able to offer anglers all over the world fun new products”

    Connect Outdoors is looking to obtain Opportunity Zone funding to facilitate the projected growth and is located at the ETSU Innovation Lab, in an Opportunity Zone, in Johnson City, TN

    For more information on Connect Outdoors and ConnectScale, visit http://GoConnectOutdoors.com, or http://ConnectScale.com.

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