John Blackshear has been part of the Golden Gopher athletic equipment staff since 1983 and handles all equipment duties for the Gopher baseball, soccer, men's and women's golf and softball teams.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Blackshear earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and coaching from the University of Minnesota in 1989. He became a Certified Athletic Equipment Manager in 2004.
Blackshear and his son, John Jr., currently reside in southwest Minneapolis.
Gophers earn No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament
11/29/2015 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota will host the first and second rounds at the Sports Pavilion, hosting Jackson State, UNI and Marquette.
Minnesota Drops Finale to SCSU
11/29/2015 - M. Ice Hockey
Leon Bristedt recorded his first career three-point game in the series finale.
Gopher Volleyball Wins Big Ten Title
11/28/2015 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota wins its first Big Ten Conference championship title since 2002 and went 18-2 in league action.