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How Bobby Valentine's Career Led Him To AD Post At Sacred Heart University

Stamford resident Bobby Valentine is athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.
Stamford resident Bobby Valentine is athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Greg Canuel

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Stamford resident Bobby Valentine has enjoyed a plethora of experiences in his athletic and professional career.

Valentine, 67, is now the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

But he followed a busy and unconventional path to that job: Major League Baseball player for a decade; manager of the Texas Rangers, Mets and Red Sox; first American manager position in the Pacific League of Japan with the Chiba Lotte Marines; television broadcaster; owner of two Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafes; and director of public safety in Stamford.

In an interview with the Hartford Courant, Valentine says he is collecting life expereiences in a backpack, reaching for help when he encournters a new challenge. And he is now in his dream job as AD at SHU.

The Hartford Courant published a lengthy 2,000-word interview covering Valentine's varied career and his work at SHU. Click here to read the story.

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