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BE THE COACH is a strategy basketball simulation game which puts you in the role of big time college basketball head coach. You've been given a five year contract to build a winner. Recruit from incoming high
school stars and junior college transfers. Try out walk-ons and coach up
your players skills. Turn Diaper Dandies into All Americans. Build a squad capable of competing for conference titles and national ranking. With planning and a little luck you may claim a National Championship.
How to Play and some Strategy Notes
(My advice is play the game before you read this. The game is mostly self-explanatory but there is some interesting information here.)
You have been hired as head coach for a college basketball program. Choose a conference, a team and a name. Conferences have been pared down to eight teams for scheduling purposes so most are not quite real life. You will be introduced to your returning squad and then get a look at the recruiting pool of graduating high school seniors and junior college transfers. Recruit skill levels will range from 3 to 8. You may attempt to recruit as many players as you like - but your chances of getting any particular recruit decrease when you spread your energies around.
Recruiting Success Rate
1 recruit - 80%
2 recruits - 66%
3 recruits - 53%
4 recruits - 40%
5 recruits - 27%
6 recruits - 20%
7 recruits - 13%
8 recruits - 7%
After the recruiting process ends, you hold tryouts for returning players, signed recruits and walk-ons. Enough walk-ons will show up to fill your tryout roster of 16. Walk-ons skill levels will range from 1 to 7 - and occasionally you will find a gem! Make your cuts carefully.
You will next see your final roster with any preseason honors your players have received (All Conference: 7.50, All American: 8.25, National Player of the Year: 9.00).
Time to start the season. You play each team in your conference twice - home and away. Home court advantage is 4 points. Current standings and point spreads are displayed first then the weeks results. After fourteen games, the regular season is complete and you will see the final standings and national ranking as well as see how your players have improved. There is a 20 percent chance of a point improvement in any skill.
To win a conference title, you only need to tie for best record. Your national ranking is determined by a combination of your team's strength and your record. Win the conference or finish with a high enough ranking and get in the Field of 64. Win games in the tournament to get your contract extended.
One basic squad building strategy could be to bring in the best two freshman you can every year. However you'll need to adjust this strategy depending on what recruits are available. Players can improve their skills from year to year so when deciding who to cut between players of equal ability, it is best to go with the youngest. Also it is generally preferable to recruit freshman over junior college transfers. However if you feel you are close to winning a championship, you'll want to keep the highest rated players regardless of class.
The Back Button: Use it if you like - but it's sweeter to win that National Championship without it!
Thanks for playing and enjoy!
This site is not affiliated with or endorsed by any coach, any college, any conference or the NCAA.
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