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 Win 19th Straight On Senior Day
4/29/2017 - Softball
The No. 4/5 University of Minnesota Gophers have won 19 straight games for the second time this season after a pair of run-rule victories over the Purdue Boilermakers this afternoon.
Gophers Tally 15 Top-10 Finishes at Drake
4/29/2017 - M. Track
Minnesota earned runner-up performances from All-American high jumper Ryan Lockard and the distance medley relay team of Derek Wiebke, Jackson Wellenstein, Mitch Hechsel and Shane Streich...
Myrick Headed To Jacksonville
4/29/2017 - Football
Jalen Myrick, who is the fastest player in Big Ten history, was selected in seventh round by Jacksonville.