Carson High renames weight room in honor of Shane Quilling

The Quillings pose in front of the ‘Shane Quilling Weightroom’ on Thursday as Carson High enshrined the name of their longtime weights coach on the room. From left to right are Shane Quilling’s three children, Connor, Camryn and Chance. (Photo: Carter Eckl/Nevada Appeal)

The Quillings pose in front of the ‘Shane Quilling Weightroom’ on Thursday as Carson High enshrined the name of their longtime weights coach on the room. From left to right are Shane Quilling’s three children, Connor, Camryn and Chance. (Photo: Carter Eckl/Nevada Appeal)

Carson High School renamed its weight room Thursday in honor of Shane Quilling, who died unexpectedly in late February 2018.
Quilling served as the weights coach for nearly two decades (2000-2018) prior to his death.
Carson High lost an influential figure that day as well as Quilling was a longtime teacher and coach at the school.
Thursday afternoon, the campus that adored him named the ‘Shane Quilling Weightroom’ in his honor.
“It means a lot to me, and it’s not just because he’s my dad,” said Chance Quilling, a 2012 Senator graduate. “He was more than just my dad and it’s really cool that a lot of other people viewed him the same way.”
The weight room was not named prior to Thursday and Quilling’s family, all of whom were in attendance, talked about how memorable the entire dedication was.
“It’s amazing, I’m so happy. We are all so happy,” said Camryn Quilling. “It’s the perfect way to honor him.”
The three Quillings spoke briefly following a heart-felt speech from one of Shane’s former students, Scott Witter.
“He did so much for this aspect of the school, and the athletes and students,” said Camryn, “it’s perfect. It’s perfect. … It’s so cool to see Shane Quilling there.”
About 75 people showed up for the ceremony just behind the home stands of the football field.

A group of Carson High staff and Quilling family friends gather for the ceremony in which Carson High named its weight room in honor of Shane Quilling, the longtime strength coach, who died in 2018. (Photo: Carter Eckl)

 

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