College Football Coach: Career Edition (v1.4)

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About this game

College Football Coach: Career Edition is a re-imagining and expansion of the popular Football Coach game. This game adds thousands of new lines of code and puts you in the role of a head coach of a college football dynasty in a totally dynamic and fully customizable game universe!

Use your recruiting, game planning, and roster management skills to take your college to the top! But don't get fired!

Game Manual is now available at

*** 2019 Season Update ***
+ New starting year and data
+ New Dashboard UI
+ New Player and Staff Profiles
+ Added Offensive and Defensive Coordinators
+ In-Game Injuries
+ More stats and stat tracking year by year
+ Accept or Decline Transfer Requests
+ Re-wrote a lot of code for speed, tweaks and optimizations
+ Added ability to save prior to recruiting
+ Much more!

* * * FAQ * * *

This game is currently designed to be played a full season at a time. Save files will always start at the beginning of the season in which the save was made. At the START of each season, a pop up will ask you to save the game. You can also save games just prior to recruiting!

* * * PLAY BY PLAY * * *
To view game play log, click SCHEDULE, then choose the game you want to view by pressing the Score Box. Then when the pop up appears, click on the blue menu bar at the top.

* * * HELP * * *
Feel free to ask questions via reddit community at /r/footballcoach

As this game is completely free and open source, any help would be appreciated. This game was developed by one guy and is being continued on by myself in my spare time. If you do come across any bugs or issues, please post to reddit, github or contact me. Constructive criticism and feedback are appreciated!

Game Features include:

Career Mode: Start as a new hire coach and work your way to the top! Just don't get fired!
Hire Coordinators to your Staff
Import Custom Universe, Custom Rosters and Custom Coaches from text file
Game Editor: Ability to edit team names, conference names, and coach names
Realistic Conference and Team Structures
Bowl Games + 4-team Playoffs including Expanded Playoffs Option
Gigantic Names database with over 7000 first and last names
Geographic Home Regions
Optional Television Contract Deals
Optional Conference Realignment Features
Optional random Team Generation from Lower Tiers
Optional Promotion/Relegation System Mode
Full League, Team, Coach and Player Stats & history
Player Awards
Game Summary Box Scores & Play Logging
Dynamic News & Articles
Material Light and Dark Themes

[Game Simulation]
Realistic Sim Game logic with Full Game Play-by-Play Logging Option
Mid-Season and End-Season Player progression
Head Coach and Coordinator positions which affects player progression
Multiple Offense and Defensive Tactics
Offensive & Defensive player/team stat tracking
Special Teams stats & tracking
Off-season Coaching changes & Infraction system for balancing gameplay
Realistic Computer Poll Logic
Dynamic School Prestige Growth & Loss
Standard & Medical Redshirting
Undergrad & Graduate Transfers
Player Suspensions and Dismissals
Year End Awards
Conference Television Contracts
Team Facilities and Basic Monetary System
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Jan 7, 2022

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1.77K reviews
A Google user
December 14, 2018
This sim does a lot of things right. The game engine seems realistic, and I loved being able to use the team editor to insert my conference of fictitious Florida colleges (led by the University of the Everglades Pythons). Where I have a problem is with the data presentation. The vertical lists of players' game stats are very hard to read and absorb, compared to the traditional newspaper box score. The same goes for in-season totals, switching between single categories instead of showing them as a multi-column table. Being able to easily read and compare stats helps me develop an affinity with my fictitious players, and this game falls short in that respect. Improve the data format and you'll have a real winner. I'd also like to see more focus on what's going on in my conference instead of endless lists of colleges that I don't really care about (until the Sweet 16 starts).
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Antdroid Interactive
December 14, 2018
The game is made to be used in Portrait mode, which has a severe limitation in width. This added with the fact that there are so many different phone and tablet sizes makes making stats run horizontal challenging. I will look into ways to improve layout design for stats
Will Deans
July 27, 2020
Well... It's Difficult. So there is that. It's realistic, and mostly to the perfect ounce of everything. One problem though: Transfers. See, in Football Coach 2, they fixed one of these problems, and reworked the other. In that game, recruiting is a bit of a slog, but FAR more realistic. And you can keep a single player that wants to transfer every year, which is fantastic, but that isnt the problem. The problem is you can't keep any of the players who transfer, and you can't choose who you get.
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A Google user
April 22, 2020
I've actually uninstalled because it wasn't saving right anymore, but I have to give this at LEAST five stars because of the amount of time I spent playing it when it worked better. I might keep an eye on this and if it gets updated again I'll see if it works properly again. There's certainly plenty to critique, like the save errors, or the typos, and things of the like. But also consider: no ads, no purchases of any kind, and a really fun niche game? Hard for me to be to cross about it all...
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What's new

Updated to comply with Google Store policies.
Added Rosters link to main home page.