Found February 26, 2013 on 85% Sports:
Over the weekend I found this story to be interesting and puzzling at the same time. Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been hired as the athletics director at Sacred Heart University. The University in Fairfield, Conn. said Friday that Valentine’s appointment will be formally announced next Tuesday. Sacred Heart fields 31 varsity teams – 17 for women and 14 for men. The Pioneers upgraded their varsity programs to NCAA Division I status in September 1999. They are a member of the Northeast Conference. The school’s baseball team, in fact, has made consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament. “This is what I do,” Valentine said in a telephone interview Friday afternoon. “I accept challenges, and I enjoy life. And to hell with public perception. “We’ll see if I can lend some of my entrepreneurial spirit to the job.” Sacred Heart announced the retirement of its longtime athletic director, Don Cook, in November. Valentine, who has spoken at Sacred Heart several times and app...
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