Richard joined the U's as Head Coach in October 2012, when Jez George and his fellow board members opted to make the next step in a long-term project to reshape the future of the club. Jez became Director of Football, with Richard undertaking day-to-day responsibility for coaching and managing the first team.
A defender in his playing days with Fulham, Liverpool, Derby County, Luton, Portsmouth and Scunthorpe, he racked up close to 500 Football League appearances before cutting his managerial teeth with the latter in 1989. He left to become Head of Youth at Aston Villa, but returned to Glanford Park for a third time in 1993.
He later coached at Nottingham Forest, Manchester City and Coventry, with the Sky Blues also employing Richard as Head of Youth football. A three-year stint abroad saw him manage at Swedish clubs AIK and Vasteras SK as well as Australian A-League outfit Newcastle Jets between 2003-2006.
Lowestoft-born, he arrived back in the UK when Walsall appointed him as Manager, with Richard guiding the Saddlers to the League Two Championship within twelve months. Resigning in April 2008, he took on the role of Academy Director at Newcastle United, but was on the move again during October 2009 when Luton Town swooped for his services.
A vastly experienced coach, he steered the Hatters to a second place finish in 2008/09 but, eleven months later and with Town sitting in third spot, he was surprisingly shown the door.
At the conclusion of the 2012/13 campaign Richard had guided United into 14th spot but, with the squad slowly rebuilt thanks to some astute signings, fortunes improved greatly last season. He celebrated a year in charge at the Abbey Stadium by winning the October 2013 Conference Premier Manager of the Month award and subsequently lead United to a glorious Wembley double. The FA Trophy was secured last March, with the U’s then defeating Gateshead in the Conference Play-off final to crown a fantastic season under his stewardship.
During the club's first season back in the Football League, he led the U's to a safe 19th place finish, whilst a magnificent FA Cup run saw him steer the club all the way to a Fourth Round replay with Manchester United at Old Trafford in early 2015.
Richard is now embarking on another chapter with United having rebuilt the squad once more this summer, with more exciting times set to be in-store for the Amber Army with Money at the helm.
Joe arrived at the club in May 2015 as assistant to manager Richard Money.
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.
Club physio since 2004, Greg Reid's first involvement with the U's came in 1996 when when he needed to do a clinical placement for one of his physiotherapy courses.
That placement led to part-time work for the Youth Development department, which eventually became a full-time role as Youth Team physio two years later and the step up to his current role in 2004.
But his first sporting love was boxing and Greg boxed from the age of 11 to 17, then moved into coaching and was England coach for a couple of European Championships abroad with the Amateur Boxing Association before gaining an interest in physiotherapy.
A highly-qualified, well-respected and popular member of the backroom staff, Greg is responsible for the well-being, treatment and rehabilitation of all the professional players at the club.
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