A midfielder during his playing days, Shaun was appointed United’s first team Manager in November 2015. Beginning his career at Notts County, the 38-year old made 93 appearances before departing for spells with Sheffield United, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest and Leeds. Shaun also had two stints with Crystal Palace, winning promotion to the Premier League in 2004. He repeated the trick with Queens Park Rangers and made a total of 61 appearances in the top flight, prior to hanging up his boots following a loan spell with Millwall.
After 649 matches as a professional he took the managerial reins at hometown club Notts County in November 2013, guiding the Magpies to League One safety thanks to an unprecedented six wins in their final nine league games. Despite a fine start to the 2014/15 campaign which saw County cement a top four place, he left Meadow Lane during March of this year.
Keen to take the next step in his career, Shaun signed a contract that will retain his services at the Abbey Stadium until the close of the 2017/18 season. After a fine start to his reign with the U’s he was named Sky Bet League Two Manager of the month for December.
Joe arrived at the club in May 2015 as Assistant Manager.
Having accumulated over 280 appearances during a playing career that included spells with Gillingham and Colchester United, as well as a two year stint in charge of the latter between 2012 and 2014, the former defender brought with him a wealth of knowledge from an involvement in the game for the last 25 years.
Joe was also intrinsically involved in the development of young players through various roles within Colchester United's academy and spent three spells as assistant manager at the Colchester Community Stadium.
Head of Performance
Matt Walker re-joined Cambridge United in the summer of 2012.
Walker, who is employed as part of the Cambridge United Youth & Community Trust, had a previous spell with the club as the Centre of Excellence Manager before leaving in 2010.
Walker works directly with the first team and scholars, assisting the manager and Youth Team Coach with the physical loading and conditioning of players in those squads.
In addition to this he delivers the teaching role as part of the scholars BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.
Professional Development Phase Lead Coach
Mark is in his second spell at Cambridge United, having worked in the youth department when Cambridge United was in the Football League. When that scheme closed down, Mark left to join Southend United.
He was born in Cambridge and is a lifelong U's fan.
A tremendous amount of hard work and dedication saw him lead the U's Academy through the EPPP process last season, after receiving full academy status.
Mark is responsible for coaching the scholars and all the associated aspects of the scholarship programme.
Head of Goalkeeping
Richard joined the club in June 2015 to continue and improve upon the fantastic job overseen by Mark Bonner as Academy Manager.
With ten years under his belt within the Nottingham Forest academy set-up, particularly working with the younger age groups, Meek possesses an outstanding knowledge of what is required to develop a potentially talented young player.
Having witnessed the journey from Academy U8's player right through to the first team a number of times during his tenure with the Stags, Richard's experience will prove invaluable for the U's in the coming years.
Head of Recruitment