Mr. Justin Zaiff



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Education Physical Education

Mr. Justin Zaiff

My name is Justin Zaiff. Students call me Coach Z. I will be your child’s male Coach at Thornton MS this year. I am originally from New York, where I taught Physical Education and coached for three years before moving to Texas. My teaching career in Texas began in HISD where I coached for two years and recently in Katy for one year. I will be coaching football, basketball and soccer here at Thornton. I am ready to implement a culture of hard work, grit, growth mindset, and fun for all of my students.


My love for sports is deep! I played football, lacrosse, ice hockey, baseball, track and wrestled growing up. I was fortunate to play college football.

I currently enjoy staying active by playing ice hockey, lacrosse, golf and going to the gym.


Let's all have a great year! #TPND