Nathan Nipper grew up primarily in Arkansas and Dakar, Senegal. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1999 with majors in history and communication and Regent University in 2002 with a master’s degree in communication. He spent several years working as a television writer until 2010 when he began coaching soccer and teaching American history. His varsity boys high school soccer team won back-to-back Texas private school state championships in 2013 and 2014. In addition to his blog Total Football Cafe, he is a frequent contributor to World Soccer Talk. He lives near Dallas – 4,754 miles from Stamford Bridge and 32 miles from Toyota Stadium – with his wife, daughter, and two sons.