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.
Fleck Announces Coaching Staff
1/17/2017 - Football
Football coach P.J. Fleck announced today the hiring of nine assistant coaches and four staff members.
McCutcheon FIVB Coaching Commission President
1/17/2017 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon has been named the president of the International Volleyball Federations' (FIVB) Coaching and Technical Commission.
Border Battle Up Next For Gophers
1/17/2017 - W. Track
Minnesota faces Wisconsin in the third-annual dual competition between the two teams this Saturday.