- Minnesota State University-Mankato, M.A. in Sports Psychology, 2003
- University of Minnesota, B.S. in Park and Recreation Administration, 1979
- Bethany Lutheran College, A.A.
Rob Pipal is starting his 15th season leading the Bethany men's soccer program. A true Viking, Coach Pipal is a former Bethany student-athlete. His coaching honors include NJCAA Region 13 Coach of the Year in 2002, and most recently UMAC Coach of the Year in 2010 after leading the Vikings to their most successful season in the NCAA Division III. Coach Pipal also coaches in the summer for Mankato United Soccer club. Pipal has a "Premier Diploma" from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a master’s degree in sports psychology.
National, Advanced National, and Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Association of America