Coach Downs

Subjects Taught: P.E.


High School:  Benton Academy High School, 1994

 Community College:  Holmes Community College, 1997 (Associate Degree)

 College:  Mississippi State University, 2000 (Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching & Coaching)

 Graduate School:  Mississippi State University, 2002 (Master’s Degree in Teaching & Coaching)


Teaching and Coaching Experience:

2000-2003: Track and Field Administrative Assistant Coach, Mississippi State University

2003-2005: Track and Field Assistant Coach, Jacksonville State University

2005-2006: Track and Field Assistant Coach and Teacher, Bevill State Community College

2006-2008: Track and Field Assistant Coach and Teacher, Troy University

2008-present: Physical Education & High School Coach, Overpark Elementary & Center Hill High School


Me llamo Jeremias!

Buenos dias. Mi clase es divertida . En esta clase nosotros corremos y jugamos.Tengo padres muy interesantes. Tengo un hermano. Tengo dos ahijados. Lexie es estudiosa y Southern es inteligente. No tengo abuelos. No Tengo Tios y una Tia. No Tengo Hermanas. Mucho Gusto!



Coach JJ Downs

Position: P.E. Coach 
Birth date: August 1, 1975
Birthplace: Jackson, MS
Hometown: Yazoo, MS

I am now in my thirteenth year of not only being the Overpark Elementary physical education teacher but also the coach of the Center Hill High School Mustangs  track & field team. I am a native of Yazoo City, Mississippi I graduated from Benton Academy in 1994 where I lettered in football, basketball, track, tennis, and baseball.  I received my associate degree from Holmes Community in 1997. I received my bachelor's degree in teaching and coaching from Mississippi State University in 2000 and a master's degree in teaching and coaching from Mississippi State in 2002. I was a three sport letterman winner at Holmes Community College from 1996-1997.  I also lettered in Track and Field at Mississippi State University where I was a member of the track team from 1997-1999. I began my teaching and coaching career at Mississippi State University as the administrative assistant coach in 2000. I then moved on to Jacksonville State University from 2003-2005, Bevill State Community College from 2005-2006 and Troy University from 2006-2008.

Coach J.J. Downs

P. E. Coach


P. E. Dress Code

Please have your child wear tennis shoes and brings a water bottle to PE every week.  This is for their safety.   Thanks for your support of Overpark PE Department

Mission Statement

Every Child Plays!

Every Child Has Fun!

Every Child Is A Winner!

P. E. Oath
I Will Not Cheat Nor Will I Play For Keeps.  I Will Treat My Opponent With Courtesy.  If I Play In A Group Game, I Will Play, Not For My Own Glory, But For The Success Of My Team And Fun Of The Game.
P.E. Theme

Team R.E.S.P.E.C.T

R    Right to learn

E    Effort

S    Safety

P    Purpose

E    Enthusiasm 

C    Challenge

T    Team building

Mustangs Fitness Calendar








 Face time a friend and sit and talk and laugh for 60'mins. You will be amazed how much better you feel afterwards.

 Exercise is the key to a healthy life!!! Run in place for 2 minute rest and repeat 5 times

Jump rope for 20 mins if you don't have one pretend

Hula hoop for 20 mins if you don't have one pretend

 With both hand, hold a can of soup above your head.  Bend your elbows. This works your triceps.

Name your favorite sports player ______.

Go practice the sport this person plays with someone!

Holding  a soup can in each hand, jump over a line 25 times. Can you do 25 more jumps?

 What is the capital of Texas? Do 3 sit-ups for each letter in this city's name! How did you do? _______________


What is your favorite food?


Do 10 line jumps for each letter in this food's name.

Jog in place 1' minute for each unhealthy food you ate today (chips, candy bar, soda or candy!).

Create a new funky way to do jumping jacks.  Teach them to someone.  What did you name them? ________________

Who's your favorite College or NFL Team do one push-up for each letter of your teams name.    

Practice dribbling two balls at the same time. Can you move and maintain control?  Can you cross over?

Work on jumping high in the air and touching your toes. Can you touch them when your legs are pointed? Apart?


Holding a large can above your head, bend and touch the can to the floor 12 times.

Time yourself  while tying your shoes.  Try to get faster each time.For every sec do one pushup

Be thankflul you can read. Read for 10' minutes. Do 10 jumping jacks each time you turn the page.


Practice jumping in the air 10 times doing star drill. Try to have your feet and legs together when you land.

Holding a soup can in each hand, do waist twists.  Do 20 twists. Can you do 20 more twist?

Practice bouncing a ball. Can you do 3 push-ups before it comes to a stop? Five? Ten?

Find 6 paper or plastic cups.  See how quickly you can up stack and down stack them in a pyramid pattern.

Time yourself for 10 second doing sit-ups. How many did you do? ___________

Try to beat your score.

Who was the 10th president of the U.S.?

Do 1 jump for each letter in their name__

Do 30 of your fastest punches in a safe spot. Rest and do 24 kicks. How many did you do total? ___________

How many jump ropes can you do in 10 seconds?



Go outside and Have fun and exercise.


 Jog in place for 30 seconds each time a commercial comes on TV.

Turn on your favorite music on and dance today to 3 songs in row. 

Use old pillow cases and have a family sack race! 


 Jog up and down the stairs 1x for every day there is in March.  I went up and down _____x.



Play outside for 60'min.





Face time a friend make up a game that includes exercise.