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Report: Bobby Valentine named Sacred Heart athletic director

(Sports Network) - Former manager Bobby Valentine is the new athletics director at Sacred Heart University.

According to the Connecticut Post, Valentine is scheduled to be introduced at a Tuesday press conference and will succeed Don Cook, who is retiring on July 1.

"An intriguing opportunity has been presented to me and it's something I really feel I can enjoy doing and I feel could be mutually beneficial," Valentine said over the phone Thursday night.

Valentine, a Stamford native, managed the Texas Rangers from 1985-92, the Mets from 1996-2002, and the Red Sox last season. He has also managed in Japan and was an analyst for ESPN.

Sacred Heart fields 32 Division I sports teams, including the two-time defending Northeast Conference Champion baseball team.

02/22 17:11:35 ET