Former Red Sox manager Valentine ready to try hand in college athletics, as Sacred Heart AD

Published February 26, 2013

| Associated Press

Bobby Valentine has been introduced as the new athletic director of Sacred Heart University.

Valentine, a Connecticut native fired as manager of the Boston Red Sox after just one season, will take over a program that competes in the Northeast Conference and has 31 teams, including baseball.

The high-profile hiring by the Pioneers brought a packed crowd to his press conference. Approximately 300 people attended, including several athletes.

Valentine, who agreed to the position last week with Sacred Heart, led the Red Sox to a 69-93 record, and was fired with a year remaining on his contract.

His new post doesn't begin officially until July 1, the school says.

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