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.
Head of Player Development
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.
Mark was responsible for coaching the scholars and all the associated aspects of the scholarship programme.
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.
With the arrival of Richard Meek in the summer of 2015, Mark relinquished his duties as Academy Manager to take up his current position, in which he provides a direct link between the development system and the first team.
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