Bent promoted to assistant-coach role with TFC By Steven Sandor Posted on February 22, 2011 Comments Off on Bent promoted to assistant-coach role with TFC 0 500 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter What looks to be the final piece in Toronto FC’s coaching puzzle has been placed on the board. On Tuesday morning, the club announced that Jason Bent, the former head coach of the senior TFC Academy squad, has been promoted to an assistant coach role with the club. After the new Aron Winter-Paul Mariner-Bob de Klerk regime took over the club, there were questions over how some of the old coaches would be moved. With de Klerk taking over the Academy, Bent needed to find a new home. “Jason has played a big role in establishing our Academy and has proved he is ready to take the step up,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter in a release. “Developing our young players is a key part of our philosophy at this club, and having Jason working with the first team squad will help us with that. It is also the next step in his development as a coach and we believe he has a bright future ahead of him.” While not all of the players are from the senior academy club —the fact that six members of the national U-17 team that is down in Jamaica trying to qualify for the U-17 World Cup hail from the TFC Academy program is a major feather in Bent’s cap.