2019 Massachusetts Pirates Front Office
Jawad Yatim - General Manager & Director of Player Personnel - Director of Sponsorship Sales
After building a franchise that attained the best regular season record in the National Arena League in its first year of operation, Yatim guided his team to the playoffs for a second consecutive season in year two. The nest step is to win a championship in year three.
In his first season, Yatim hired the NAL Coach of the Year Ameer Ismail, Sean Brackett, the league’s’ Most Valuable Player and produced a team that won 11 games. In all, eight Pirate players earned postseason All-League honors with four on offense and four on defense.
In 2019 the Pirates saw eight players earn All-National Arena League Honors including Offensive Rookie of the Year Thomas Owens. Yatim’s most notable move was the signing of former NFL All-Pro Dexter McCluster which gained national attention not only for the Pirates, but for the league as well.
Yatim made the successful transition to the front office after playing quarterback in 2017 for the Bloomington Edge of Champions Indoor Football. His career also saw him playing in the Indoor Football League with Cedar Rapids Titans, Tri-Cities Fever and the Billings Wolves. In 2016 he played internationally with the Dalian Dragon Kings of the China Arena Football League.
After attending Milford Academy Prep and Dean Junior College, Yatim took his football talents to Bethune-Cookman University where the Wildcats were nationally ranked in Division 1 – FCS. Ultimately he returned to Massachusetts where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Mt. Ida College. He also excelled on the field in his two seasons with the Mustangs as he was named All-American honorable mention while earning All-Conference honors. Yatim left Mt. Ida as the third leading passer in school history.
A native of Boston, Yatim attended Shrewsbury High School. As a senior in 2008, he quarterbacked his team to a championship, going undefeated winning 13 games. Yatim graduated as Shrewsbury’s all-time leading passer.
Patrick Pass - Director of Player Development
Patrick Pass joins the Pirates in 2019 as their Director of Player Development. A three-time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots, Pass enjoyed an eight year career in the NFL. In 79 games he rushed 128 times for 526 yards and three touchdowns and had 66 receptions for 570 yards and a score. During most of his career he was a blocking fullback, but he did see time at running back, wide receiver and kick returner.
He was the starting fullback on the Patriots Super Bowl Championship team in 2004 and the following season rushed for a career high 245 yards as a running back filling in for the injured Corey Dillion. Pass also was a member of the Houston Texans and the New York Giants.
Pass attended the University of Georgia where he played running back, quarterback, receiver and returned kicks. Before his freshman season he was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 1996 Major League Baseball draft and played that summer in the Marlins’ farm system. He also played in the Marlins’ minor league system before his sophomore and junior season in 1997 and 1998.