Michigan Football Support Staff: Recruiting Staff
Director of Player Personnel
Former Wolverine linebacker Chris Singletary is in his sixth season as the recruiting coordinator with the Michigan football program. He handles all of the team's recruiting efforts, both on-campus and out in the community.
A three-year letterman at Michigan (1996-98), Singletary graduated in May 1999 with a degree in sports management and communications. He was a special teams standout and played in 36 career games.
Following graduation, Singletary was hired by the International Management Group. He spent one year in IMG's basketball department before accepting a position as Director of Player Resources in the football department with Tom Condon. He worked for IMG for seven-plus years (1999-2006) before returning to his alma mater.
A Detroit native, Singletary attended DePorres High School where he was selected to the all-state Dream Teams of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. He listed No. 7 on The Detroit News Blue-Chip List as a senior.
Singletary and his wife, the former LaToya Long, reside in Van Buren Township. LaToya graduated from U-M with a degree in electrical engineering.
Caitlin Aoki is in her second year as the recruiting assistant with the Michigan football program. She joined the Wolverine staff after spending the past two seasons as an office staff assistant at San Diego State.
Aoki is responsible for developing and distributing correspondence for prospective and current student-athletes and helping to maintain the recruiting database.
Aoki graduated from San Diego State in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. Originally from Kenmore, Wash., Aoki attended Inglemoor High School, where she was a member of the varsity soccer team.
Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach for Recruiting
Mary Passink is in her 33rd year with the Michigan football program. She is in her 15th year as the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach for Recruiting.
Hired by Bo Schembechler in 1979, Passink worked with the assistant football coaches for several years.
Her current duties with the recruiting department consist of coordinating recruit mailings and correspondence with high school coaches. She also coordinates catering and arrangements for official visits, as well as travel arrangements and needs for the coaches in their recruiting efforts.
Passink also supervises "Team Blue," a student support group that assists with office work during the week and recruiting game day operations. Passink served as an assistant to coach Bo Schembechler for eight years (1999-2006).
Passink and her husband, Peter, a Michigan alumnus and former golf team captain, have two children: daughter, Shauna, and son, Scott. Shauna is a graduate of Western Michigan and Scott is a graduate of the University of Michigan.