Update May, 2012 Assistant Coach is still available with the original features, but I have not ended up adding any new ones and I’m not sure if I will have time to. Thank you for using it, and for your comments! -Rob
Assistant Coach is an app for football coaches. It currently includes roster management, field/play diagrams, and a simple math-based tool for making optimal decisions on 4th down.
The new features in version 1.1 are roster management and field diagrams. These were added at the request of a user, and future development may move more in this direction. For any questions, comments, or requests, please feel free to contact me.
The 4th Down Calculator displays the expected outcome for punting, attempting a field goal, and going for it on fourth down in any situation. The tool would be most useful to football coaches at the high school, college, and possibly even professional level. Decision-making on 4th down involves a lot of variables, and it would be impossible to print every scenario on a chart. But it lends itself perfectly to a simple and easy-to-use mobile app. The calculations & starting data are based on this article: http://www.advancednflstats.com/2009/09/4th-down-study-part-1.html