Book Signing with Football Coach David Buchanan

January 22, 2015
By BCPL

The Library will host a book signing with David Buchanan on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Buchanan’s book, Black Shoes & White Shoestrings, is a collection of football and life lessons learned from a variety of coaches at the high school, collegiate, and professional level. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during his visit.


Some of the football programs highlighted in the book include Boyle County Rebels, Centre College Colonels, Danville Admirals, Mason County Royals, Cleveland Browns, Kentucky Wildcats, Harrodsburg Hogs, and Mercer County Scotties. Life lessons from coaches like Chuck Smith, Larry French, Blanton Collier, Alvis Johnson, and Sam Harp are included. Many other football programs, players, and coaches are also covered in the book.


David Buchanan is the head football coach at Mason County High School in Maysville, Kentucky and was previously the head coach at Paris High School (KY). He is a graduate of Mercer County High School and Centre College. Buchanan has served as president of the Kentucky Football Coaches Association and as head coach for the Kentucky All-Stars in their annual Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star Classic. He is the son of John Buchanan, a former head coach at Boyle County High School and Mercer County High School. David is married to Stephanie Trosper, and they have 3 children, John Combs, Emma, and Trosper.