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.
Minnesota Takes On Oregon in Second Round
3/17/2018 - W. Basketball
The 10th-seeded Golden Gophers continue play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday against No. 2 seed Oregon in Eugene, Ore., at 9:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Gophers Claim Series Victory Over No. 9 TCU
3/18/2018 - Baseball
Minnesota split a pair of results on Sunday against Baseball America’s No. 9-ranked team in the nation, TCU, claiming the series two games to one on the Horned Frogs’ home...
Seniors Lead the Way in Final Home Meet
3/18/2018 - M. Gymnastics
The Gophers posted the second-highest home score of the season on Senior Day.