Mel Gwinnett is a football coach serving as the Head of Football Operations of Hampton & Richmond Borough Football Club.
He has previously been associated with Barnet during his career.
Mel Gwinnett is the Head of Football Operations and First Team Manager at Hampton & Richmond FC. Before this role, he had a successful stint at Barnet, contributing to their high ranking in the National League during the 2022/23 season. At Hampton & Richmond, his responsibilities extend beyond first team management to include significant involvement in the development of the club’s operational model.
During his time at Barnet FC, Gwinnett played a key role in the team’s coaching setup under Dean Brennan. He was particularly influential in the development of players such as Laurie Walker, James Callan, and Aymen Azaze. His expertise covered various areas, including player development, match analysis, and preparation.
Gwinnett’s background includes a rich football career as a goalkeeper with clubs like Peterborough United, Hereford United, and Exeter City. Post-retirement, he transitioned into coaching, holding positions at Exeter City, MK Dons, Bristol Rovers, and Stevenage.