Including a season at the helm of the Boston Red Sox in 2012, Valentine has 1,186 major league managerial victories under his belt. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Steel Sports and is the owner of the Bobby Valentine Sports Academy. The 45-foot climbing structure reaches up through the rooftop so you can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of SHU. Bobby Valentine Health & Recreation Center, $60/semester (January 1 - June 30 or July 1 - December 31). In just 24 short months, he spearheaded numerous projects to better Pioneer Athletics, including the hiring of the program’s first-ever strength and conditioning coach, the construction of a brand new Student-Athlete Enhancement Center and the addition of women’s rugby to varsity status. The top floor features dedicated cardio space, 2 workout studios, a juice bar, and a suspended track that overlooks the court and climbing wall. Valentine co-founded the Shin Taku Juko School in Japan. He made his major league managerial debut in 1985 with the Texas Rangers, earning UPI American League Manager of the Year honors in 1986 and went onto become the winningest manager in Rangers history. The 5,000-square-foot bowling center features LED widescreen monitors and 6 lanes for team practices, open recreation, special events and leagues! In 2011, Mayor Michael Pavia named Valentine director of Public Safety for the city of Stamford. The school also offers a stay-abroad program for children who lost their parents in the tsunami that devastated Japan. Since 1980, he has owned and operated Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe, a sports bar that is located in his hometown of Stamford. Privacy Policy A Wait List will be provided in the case of no-shows. In addition, the Pioneers have seen success in the athletic realm during Valentine’s tenure. Valentine has helped to raise the visibility of Pioneer athletics over his tenure, with appearances on ESPN, SNY and other national and regional media outlets. Opened in August 2019, the three-story Bobby Valentine Recreation Center is the home for student recreation on campus, and houses the Club Sports, Intramurals & Fitness Department. He won the 2002 Branch Rickey Award for his donations and personal work with survivors of the September 11 attacks and was awarded the key to the city by the mayor. Bobby Valentine speaking with SHU President Dr. John J. Petillo . For a better experience upgrade to Microsoft Edge. ‌Bobby Valentine assumed the role of executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University in June 2013, succeeding C. Donald Cook, who retired after 20 years in the position. Bobby Valentine assumed the role of executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University in June 2013, succeeding C. Donald Cook, who retired after 20 years in the position. You are currently running an old version of Internet Explorer that does not support some of the features on this site. You are currently running an old version of Internet Explorer that does not support some of the features on this site. Valentine has helped to raise the visibility of Pioneer athletics over his tenure, with appearances on ESPN, SNY and other national and regional media outlets.