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 Rally to Win, 3-2, Over Iowa
10/21/2016 - W. Volleyball
Trailing 2-1, the No. 3 University of Minnesota volleyball team came from behind to defeat Iowa, tonight in Iowa City, Iowa.
Gophers Fall in Home Opener
10/21/2016 - M. Ice Hockey
Tyler Sheehy notched his third multi-point game in three contests this season with a goal and two assists in the loss.
Potomak's Hat Trick Fuels 3-2 Win
10/21/2016 - W. Ice Hockey
Sophomore Sarah Potomak scored all three goals to lead Minnesota to a win on the road at Ohio State.