Bobby Valentine is a man who knows no boundaries. Less than four months after being ousted as manager of the Boston Red Sox following a disappointing 69-93 season, Valentine is leaving no stone unturned in his quest for new employment.
According to the Connecticut Post, Valentine is among the candidates to become Sacred Heart University’s new athletic director.
Don Cook has served as Sacred Heart’s executive director of athletics for the past 20 years, but he’ll be retiring this year, leaving an opening that Bobby V. is apparently interested in. Valentine, a native of Stamford, Conn., reportedly visited the school’s campus in Fairfield about two weeks ago.
Valentine is reportedly among several candidates up for the gig, but he’s by far the most recognizable among New England baseball fans. The former Mets and Sox skipper proved during a tumultuous 2012 campaign with Boston that he’s every bit of the interesting — and polarizing — character he’s cracked up to be.