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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Hartford Courant: As Athletic Director At Sacred Heart, Bobby Valentine's Life Takes Another New Direction
January 2, 2018
"Bobby Valentine travels through life wearing a backpack, in a strictly metaphoric sense. It is bulging at the seams by now, hauling nuggets of the experiences he has encountered during one of the most diverse lives any Connecticut athlete has ever had lived."
CT Post: SHU AD Valentine Named ECAC D1 Administrator of Year
September 22, 2016
"Sacred Heart University Executive Director of Athletics Bobby Valentine has been named the ECAC Division I Administrator of the Year. He will be recognized at the organization’s annual event Thursday night in Danbury."
CT Post: Sacred Heart AD Bobby Valentine paints a new picture for the Pioneers
July 16, 2016
"He was given a blank canvas and it was up to Bobby Valentine to figure out how he was going to paint it. He had been a Major League Baseball player and manager, a restauranteur, a professional ballroom dancer, TV analyst and a city of Stamford official, but never had Valentine done what he was about to do starting on July 1, 2013, his first day as executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University."