The "Cobra Spotlight" is a weekly highlight of a student-athlete at Coker College. Each week we take a different athlete from a different sport and display some facets to get more familiar with them. This week we take a look at Shane Carpenter, a member of the wrestling team.
Name: Shane Carpenter
Position: 184 lbs.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of the small campus atmosphere, and I wanted to be one of the first-ever members of the Coker wrestling team. Not to mention the quality food.
What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Winning my first collegiate wrestling match would be my best memory so far.
What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Making close friends has been pretty cool.
Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Men’s lacrosse
Favorite class: Abnormal Psychology
Favorite professor: Dr. Jill Banks
Plans after graduation: I would like to go into a field I enjoy and make money and live my dream.
Favorite movie: 300
Favorite type of music: Rap/country
Favorite food: Fatty kinds
Favorite sports team: Steelers
Favorite color: Red
Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead
Most prized possession: My high school state championship ring.
What is something people may not know about you? I am very nice even though I come off as blunt and rude.
Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? My nickname is Thad. It comes from the character Thad Castle from the show Blue Mountain State and it’s because I like to have a good time.
One word that describes you: Real