Stamford's Bobby Valentine will be tapped for the position of Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Sacred Heart University in Farifield.
According to an announcement from the college, a press conference to be held Tuesday will detail then new relationship, with Valentine replacing outgoing director C. Donald Cook.
Valentine has a decades-long MLB career, with 10 years as a player for teams including the L.A. Dodgers and N.Y. Mets. He was also a manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan, the Texas Rangers, the Mets and, most recently, the Boston Red Sox. He's additionally been a broadcaster for ESPN and NBC radio and owns a successful restaurant in Stamford.
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland.
Sacred Heart University sponsors 31 NCAA Division I varsity teams, which includes 17 women’s programs and 14 men’s programs. With more than 700 student-athletes, Sacred Heart competes in the Northeast Conference in 23 sports and is one of the charter members of the Atlantic Hockey Association.