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 Looking to Continue February Momentum
2/27/2017 - M. Basketball
The men's basketball team finished the month of February 7-0 as they set their sights on the final two regular season games and postseason.
WCHA Final Face-Off Returns to Ridder Arena
2/27/2017 - W. Ice Hockey
The WCHA's top four teams return to Ridder Arena to battle for the league's postseason tournament championship this weekend.
Gophers Unveil New Fan Engagement Programs
2/27/2017 - General Release
The brand-new Gopher Loyalty Program and Gopher Fan Advisory Board are two pieces of a broader effort to engage and reward loyal Gopher fans