Joseph Amos Pipal (January 18, 1874 – August 10, 1955) was an American football, basketball, and track and field coach. He served as the head football coach at Doane College (1902), Dickinson College (1907), the University of South Dakota (1910), Occidental College (1911–1915, 1921–1923), and Oregon Agricultural College—now known as Oregon State University—(1916–1917), compiling a career college football record of 50–35–3. Pipal was credited with devising lateral pass and mud cleats for football shoes and in 1934 wrote a book titled The lateral pass technique and strategy.
|Born||January 18, 1874|
|Died||August 10, 1955 81) (aged|
Los Angeles, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
In 1916, Pipal took over as the head coach of Oregon Agricultural College, now called Oregon State University. In his first season as the head coach, Pipal coached the team to a 4–5 record. This season marked the first time Oregon State played the Nebraska Cornhuskers (on October 21 in Portland, Oregon) and the first road trip to Los Angeles, California to play the USC Trojans. OAC came up short against Nebraska, 17–7, but defeated the Trojans, 16–7. Pipal's second season at OAC saw the team go 4–2–1, outscoring their opponents 83–33.
Head coaching record
|Doane Tigers (Independent) (1902)|
|Dickinson Red Devils () (1907)|
|South Dakota Coyotes (Independent) (1910)|
|Occidental Tigers () (1911–1915)|
|Oregon Agricultural Aggies (Pacific Coast Conference) (1916–1917)|
|Occidental Tigers (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1921–1923)|
- Sports Illustrated "A Roundup Of The Week's News" August 22, 1955
- The Lateral Pass Technique and Strategy by Joseph A. Pipal, 1934
- "Joseph Pipal Is Dead; Retired Track and Football Coach at Occidental Was 75" (PDF). The New York Times. August 12, 1955. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
- Centennial Conference Archived October 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine "2008 Centennial Conference Football Prospectus"
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 13, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- College Football Data Warehouse "University of South Dakota Coachin Records"
- College Football Data Warehouse "1910 South Dakota Football Results
- OAC Barometer "Gridiron History Makes Colorful Backgrounds", Hal Erne, March 3, 1933
- "Oregon State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2008.