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 Fall In Four to Stanford
8/28/2016 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota fell, 23-25, 15-25, 27-25 and 25-19 to No. 11 Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.
Gophers Defeat Eastern Michigan
8/28/2016 - W. Soccer
The Gophers move to 4-0 on the 2016 season after a 3-0 win against Eastern Michigan.
Gophers Open Season With Four-Set Win
8/27/2016 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota defeated San Diego in four sets, 25-19, 25-21, 29-31, 25-16, to start the 2016 season.