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.
Preview: Gophers vs. Michigan
2/9/2016 - M. Basketball
The University of Minnesota men's basketball team welcomes Michigan to the Barn on Wednesday evening.
Pride on Ice: Behind the Bench
2/10/2016 - General Release
Get a closer look at the three coaches that lead the team from behind the bench in the latest episode.
Black History Month: Nate Tubbs
2/10/2016 - M. Basketball
In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great. Today we honor Nate Tubbs.