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.
Game 4: Minnesota at Penn State
9/26/2016 - Football
Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.
Wilhite Garners B1G Laurels
9/26/2016 - W. Volleyball
Sarah Wilhite garnered Big Ten Player of the Week honors after a stellar opening week of Big Ten play.
Gophers Tabbed B1G Preseason Favorites
9/26/2016 - M. Ice Hockey
Minnesota also led the Big Ten Conference with four players on the Big Ten Watch List.