College Football Coach 4+

Recruit. Strategize. Win‪.‬

Akshay Easwaran

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 2.9K Ratings
    • Free



Recruit. Strategize. Win.

Take control of your own college football program and bring it to glory!

In College Football Coach, you play the newly-hired head coach at your college of choice. As head coach, it will be your responsibility to manage your team's strategy, play through seasons, recruit new players, and above all, win national championships.

When you start your career, you'll inherit a roster of 48 players (23 starters) and you can select how you want them deployed by picking from different playbooks on offense and defense. Each of these playbooks gives your team different in-game stat boosts that could help (or hurt!) them against their next opponent.

Your team will play 12 games in the regular season: nine against your conference opponents once and three out-of-conference games. The most important game of the regular season is your rivalry game: winning it will net you more program prestige points, while losing it will cost you some.

Want to put on a headset and roam the sidelines yourself? You can call plays LIVE by selecting the “Play Game” option when starting a new game week! Each playbook has 10 different plays to choose from, hand-selected from historic and current team playbooks and each with their own unique set of in-game bonuses. Don’t want to worry about scheme or routes? Turn on “Basic Playcalling” mode in the Settings panel and cruise to victory with a simpler set of plays on your play sheet.

As your team progresses through the season, pollsters will determine how good (or bad) your team is compared to others. Where you’re ranked will be determined by a number of factors: wins, margin of victory, strength of schedule, and more, and determines who gets into a bowl game and the semifinals (and therefore the National Championship game). At the end of the season, your team will gain or lose prestige based on their final ranking versus their expectations!

After the season is over, you’ll get to recruit the next class of players that will lead your team to bigger and better wins. You'll face off against teams across the country for the same players, and your program's prestige will affect how good the players available to you are. Stronger teams will be able to recruit higher-quality players, while weaker teams will need to allocate their effort strategically in order to build up their rosters.

All of that sound fun to you? Establish your own college football dynasty - play College Football Coach today!

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What’s New

Version 5.1.11

* (Hopefully) Fixed an issue that cropped up in versions 5.1.8 and 5.1.9 when attempting to extending a coach.

Thanks for playing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

UltimateTurtle ,


This is a fantastic game to play in our free time. It really passes the time which definetly helped me get through quarantine. I think everything you have added to the game is great and I do really think that you have created something great here. There is one thing I would like to give you as a challenge to add to your game though. This is not the only free sports game that I play in my free time. There is a very popular group of free sports simulation games known as Zen GM. These games are all different in their own respect, but here is one thing that they all have in common that separates these Zen GM games from all other sports simulation games I have seen. Zen GM has a “God Mode” where one can take control of more then one team to create a user simulated experience. This has opened up a lot for the Zen GM games and I am also a part of the BBGM simulation leagues as well. The BBGM community is very large and has 13K people following its reddit page at the moment. I think that if this game had a God Mode like feature to it, it would be undeniable that this would be the best free college football game in the world and possibly the best college football simulation game as well. Just an idea.

Steve@1109 ,

Love game except for:

Good football game with most of the elements you would expect from this genre. One thing missing and two thing not working. First the missing. There is no way to train or develop players as the season progesses. They come in at one rating and stay the same. If I am wrong , there is no obvious way to tell if progress is being made. Thus you can not adjust your line up to move players who have gotten better up into the starting line up. Things not working: 1) you can not move players around in the line up. If a player has aptitudes better fitting the style of play than one higher in line up, you can not move that player into the starting line up. 2) the recruiting search does not work. You can pick several options or characteristics you want in a player such as position, or potential or interest or stars, but when you click it to search for players meeting those specific characteristics the list shows all the players available regardless of the characteristics you chose. You must endlessly scroll through all the players to see what you want. If I want to see all the OL who are three stars and have a strong interest in my school, it will not show just those players.
The one good thing about the games is that it does not cost anything to play! Other than that it does not have an appeal.

Gavyn Knight ,

Yet another great yearly updates

I came back to this game after recently hearing it has received another big update and oh my was I surprised at how much you guys changed the game. I seriously haven’t left my phone down for 24 hours because I’m hooked. However there are still some points of criticism I would like to address:
1) the bottom hot bar is too packed together. I would rather have a sliding side bar than a universal hot bar. Since there is so much information in the game now, I think a side hot bar would be the best option. I think if you guys implement the menu system of the iOS game “campus dynasty” the game would flow better. I still constantly forget where things are.
2) Recruiting on easy and hard difficulty is still way to easy. I say you create a points system that is seen in ncaa 14. You have a certain amount of points for recruiting depending on how big your school is.
3) this is something I think you should add. Please add more depth to recruiting like player visits and player gpa.
Thank you guys for making the best free college football coaching game. Keep up the good work!

Developer Response ,

Make sure you tap on all of those tutorial popups - the game won't let you move for­ward un­til you've read how re­cruit­ing and the tran­s­fer por­­­tal work (or, at the very least, tap through all of them to show that you have). If this isn't the case and you're ex­pe­ri­enc­ing crash­es that im­­­pede your progress, send me an email and I'll look into it!

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