JGS Jaguars Coaching Staff

Joseph Jackson, M.P.Ed.

Athletic Director, Head Coach, and Physical Education Instructor

J.J. earned his undergraduate degree at The University of South Alabama and completed his Master’s in Physical Education at the University of West Alabama.

Joseph Jackson, “Coach J.J.,” is a favorite among students and colleagues. Meet him and you’ll soon realize why – this man knows how to motivate even the most skeptical kids! J.J. inspires students of all ages and abilities to try, master sportsmanship, work harder than they ever thought possible, and achieve new levels of success – with confidence!

J.J. has a long history as an athlete and coach: He played baseball for ASU, was a coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a varsity baseball coach at Greensboro High School, and, since his move back to AZ, he has coached at several charter and private schools. “I found my home at JGS. Working with these kids has changed my life – I know where I am supposed to be!” Capitalizing on all of his strengths and experiences, Coach J.J. launched Varsity (2016) and Junior Varsity (2015) Athletics at JGS through the United Spirit League and Canyon Athletic Association.  We are proud to have the opportunity to share his talents with our JGS students & families.

“A good Coach can change a game. A great Coach can change a Life.”     

—John Wooden, former Head Coach, UCLA Basketball

Coach J.J. makes every kid feel special, powerful, and worthy of true greatness.
Mom of JGS Athlete
Having Coach J.J. at JGS has brought such a fantastic dynamic to our school. His professionalism and attitude towards teaching our kids sports and sportsmanship is so valuable to their futures. Thank you Coach J.J.!
Barbara R., Mom of JGS High School Student