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.
Ski-U-Mah Life: Tori Burnett
8/23/2017 - General Release
This week, senior defender Tori Burnett of the Gopher soccer team is spotlighted in the inaugural Ski-U-Mah Life profile.
2017 Griak Hall of Fame Class Unveiled
8/23/2017 - W. Cross Country
Four members will be inducted into the Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame this September.
Summer Spotlight: Rozell Helps MLB Go Green
8/23/2017 - Softball
Gopher softball senior Erika Rozell enjoyed a summer volunteering at the MLB All-Star Game and learning management skills with Enterprise.