John Blackshear
John Blackshear

Position:
Equipment Manager


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John "Jay-Bee" Blackshear serves as the Equipment Manger for the Golden Gopher Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Men's Gymnastics, Men's Cross Country and Baseball programs. His duties also include co-managing the day-to-day equipment operations in the Bierman Building.

Well-known throughout the Twin Cities, Blackshear appears regularly on the KQRS Morning Show (92.5 FM), the Tom Barnard Podcast and the Bob and Mike Show on 105 the Ticket (105.1/105.3/105.7 FM).

A certified Athletic Equipment Manager since 2004, Blackshear earned his degree in Sociology with a minor in Coaching from the University of Minnesota in 1989.

MORE HEADLINES

Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Passes Away At 55

5/26/2016 - Baseball

Minnesota assistant baseball coach Todd Oakes passed away today after a courageous and public battle with leukemia. Oakes, who coached the Minnesota pitching staff, was 55.

Gophers Drop Out of B1G Tournament

5/26/2016 - Baseball

Minnesota falls to Michigan 3-2 in an elimination game on Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park

Martin, Kessel Face Off for Stanley Cup

5/27/2016 - M. Ice Hockey

Gopher alums will face off in the Stanley Cup Final for the fourth time in program history.

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