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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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."