Former North Melbourne and Port Adelaide midfielder Trent Dumont has landed a coaching role with VFL outfit Coburg for the year ahead.

Dumont, who the Power delisted at the cessation of the 2023 season, has signed with the Lions as a midfield coach following the standalone club's winless campaign of last year.

The 28-year-old makes his return to Melbourne after two seasons back in his home state of South Australia, having been recruited to Port Adelaide as a Rookie Draft selection after eight years with the Kangaroos.

Dumont played 113 games for North Melbourne and eight games for the Power, with the veteran onballer not appearing at AFL level in his final term at Alberton Oval.

The Golden Grove junior is now set to step into the coaching space following his AFL career, with Coburg welcoming the former two-club player on Friday.

"Welcome Trent Dumont to our VFL coaching staff, who will be working under the guidance of Jamie (Cassidy-McNamara, senior coach) as our 2024 Midfield coach," a club post read.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Trent Dumont of the Power kicks a goal during the 2022 AFL Round 11 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval on May 29, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"With 121 AFL games under his belt for North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, Trent is set to bring a wealth of knowledge, leadership and direction to the boys this year.

"Coburg fans make Trent feel welcome."

It has not been disclosed whether Dumont's duties with the Lions will extend onto the field.

Coburg endured a difficult 2023 season, failing to register a premiership point from their 18 home and away season matches.

The Lions suffered 11 defeats of 40 or more points last year, five of which came in their opening five games.

The VFL fixture is yet to be released, however the season's start has been confirmed for the weekend of March 23-24.