Morgan County High angler inks college fishing scholarship

Cole Holloway becomes the second Morgan County High School bass fisherman to ink a fishing scholarship over the past two weeks. Following his fishing partner’s (Ryan Thomas – Montavallo University) lead, the 18-year-old senior made the decision to attend Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs to pursue his lifelong goal of becoming a professional bass fisherman like his father, Mark.  

Emmanuel Fishing Coach Pam Wells commented on Cole, “We go through a big process in our recruiting looking at everything from school to community to fishing ability.  Cole got one of the highest recommendation marks and that didn’t come just from my research.  It came from his peers, other competitors and even other parents that recommended Cole.  That’s a big testament to Mark and Meredith (Holloway-parents) to the way they have raised Cole and the way he handles himself on and off the stage.  Everybody knows he’s a great angler.  We are looking forward to having him as a part of the team.”

Wells is no stranger to bass fishing.  According to Cole’s father Mark, she was one of the first female anglers to ever fish professionally.  He said, “Coach Wells knows the struggles you go through as a fisherman.  I knew who she was before college coaching.  She’s the real deal, not just a figurehead and somebody scheduling tournaments.”…Full Story