Colchester United's coaching and backroom staff bring a wide range of footballing experience and backgrounds to their jobs at the U's.
With the training ground at Florence Park opening in July 2012, the coaching staff will have a home from which to develop the best in local young talent, as well as preparing a first team to represent the club each Saturday.
Listed below are many of the people behind the scenes that help to look after Colchester United's teams, both now and for the years to come.
FIRST TEAM COACHING STAFF
Bringing a wealth of footballing knowledge with him, David is a name that will already be familiar to Colchester United supporters.
He joined the U's as a combative midfielder during Joe Dunne's reign at the club, and played an instrumental role in pulling Colchester clear of trouble at the end of the 2012/13 season, culminating in a memorable day at Carlisle United.
Having ventured into coaching initially with Ipswich Town's academy, he returned to the club in the summer of 2015 to take on a role with the U's U21s side.
Alongside his coaching with the promising players of the future at Florence Park, David also has been in charge of local side Maldon & Tiptree since the start of this season, as the Ryman League side attempt a push for the play-offs.
But he will now step away from that role with the Jammers to assist
First Team Physio
An experienced physio who was previously with MK Dons, Tony has been with the club since 2006, having originally been brought to the club by former manager Geraint Williams.
Tony is in charge of all first team players and their rehabilitation from injury and oversees youth team physio Joe Badham as the duo ensure the U's players return to action as quickly as possible.
Ademola has been with the U's since 2005, having been brought to the club by former boss Phil Parkinson.
He is in charge of the development of the U's goalkeepers, including those currently at the club in the youth team.