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International-minded teacher and soccer coach Nico Kotcherha

By Eva Delgado

Soccer coach and Spanish teacher Nico Kotcherha has taught for 18 years, although he said teaching wasn’t his original career goal.

“I became a teacher on accident,” he said. “I pursued becoming one anyway because I knew I could get a job. Eventually, I grew to enjoy it and become pretty decent at teaching. I like when the students are enjoying themselves together.”

The Star interviewed Mr. Kotcherha about his personal life and international experiences.

When is your birthday?

February 7, 1971.

Where were you born?


Where have you lived?

Chicago, Spain, Indiana, Mexico.

Where all have you traveled?

Europe, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Columbia, Egypt, Ukraine, Morocco

Where else do you want to go?


What are your thoughts on American kids studying/and living abroad?

I think they should do it if possible; it changes your life.

How did you meet your wife?

At a boat party in Mexico City.

How many years have you been married?

13 years.

What is your favorite meal to eat and cook?

I love to eat at expensive restaurants, especially the ones in Europe. I love to cook whatever my wife tells me to.

What is your favorite drink?

Good wine.

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