What is Athletic Director Simulator 4000?

ADS4000 is a computer game meant to simulate what it’s like to actually run a DI athletic department. Players are asked to respond to dozens of scenarios that an AD might face, from hiring new coaches to fundraising, talent management to broadcast rights questions, facility improvements to angry parents, and more. Players must manage the department’s budget, their Directors’ Cup ranking, and their support on campus and among fans.

This is an updated 90s-era version of our popular ADS3000.

How can I play Athletic Director Simulator 4000?

ADS4000 runs in a web browser. Desktop play is the ideal method for playing, but the game can also run on a mobile device.

Who is Athletic Director Simulator 4000 for? Why did you update the game?

We spent the time and energy to build this game, primarily, to serve D1.classroom students. There have been dozens of excellent college sports video games over the last 20+ years, but generally, they don’t focus much on the key administrative decisions that go into running an athletic department. We wanted to make a fun way to help students understand the key issues in college sports…and how there usually isn’t a “right” answer that works every time.

During the development process, we also learned that many regular ol’ fans are excited about the game as well, and we wanted to make sure we could serve them as well.

We think this game will be fun and worthwhile for students, instructors, fans, indie developers, and more.

Updates include new graphics, new variables like fan support and admin support, nine unique school profiles to choose from and dozens of new scenarios.

Okay, where do I go to actually PLAY the game?

Please insert the email address you used to sign up for D1.classroom below to receive access.