Bobby Valentine

Executive Director of Athletics

‌Bobby Valentine assumed the role of executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University in June 2013, succeeding C. Donald Cook, who retired after 20 years in the position.

Valentine has helped to raise the visibility of Pioneer athletics over his tenure, with appearances on ESPN, SNY and other national and regional media outlets. In just 24 short months, he has spearheaded numerous projects to better Pioneer Athletics, including the hiring of the program’s first-ever strength and conditioning coach, the construction of a brand new Student-Athlete Enhancement Center and the addition of women’s rugby to varsity status. In support of the new strength and conditioning coach, Valentine directed a $150,000 renovation of the weight room with state-of-the-art Hammer Strength equipment for use by varsity athletes and the general student population.

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In the News

SHU AD Valentine named ECAC D1 administrator of year
(CT Post, September 22, 2016)

Sacred Heart AD Bobby Valentine paints a new picture for the Pioneers
(CT Post, July 16, 2016)

Hartford CourantTommy Lasorda Coming To Connecticut To Honor Old Pal Bobby Valentine: Hartford Courant
(The Hartford Courtant, September 16, 2015)

Ex-Mets skipper Bobby Valentine says his former team is 'in it to win it'

(Daily News, August 31, 2015)

Wall Street Journal
Can the Twins, Astros, Cubs and Mets Actually Make it Past September?

(The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2015)

Boston Globe


Bobby Valentine looking forward to working at Fenway again
(Boston Globe, May 17, 2015)

Talking Baseball and Beyond: A Conversation with Dwight Gooden and Bobby Valentine

August 28, 2013

Sacred Heart University's Student Affairs Lecture Series will present “Talking Baseball and Beyond” with Dwight Gooden and Bobby Valentine on Wednesday, September 18, at 7 p.m. in the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. This special event will be an interview-style event that intimately explores the careers and personalities of two former baseball stars, Dwight Gooden and Bobby Valentine. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $35 with a signed book. For tickets, visit

Bobby Valentine Named Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

February 26, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Baseball legend Bobby Valentine has been named executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Sacred Heart University, President John J. Petillo announced Tuesday. Valentine replaces outgoing director, C. Donald Cook, who plans to retire at the end of June. “We recognize that Bobby is an out-of-the-box selection, but we believe his entrepreneurial spirit, extensive sports background and love of athletics make him an ideal choice. He is a native son with strong name recognition, and his selection demonstrates Sacred Heart’s commitment to its athletic program and to innovation and excellence throughout the University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo.