The conversations may be lengthy and by phone, or they may consist of a series of text messages.
Jordan Reed, emerging NFL star and Connecticut native, will reach out to his old friend and mentor after every game and connect a few times per week. Erik Wolfgang-Pinto, a Manchester-based licensed clinical social worker, is always prepared with advice and guidance.
It's a relationship forged a decade ago, when Reed was a freshman quarterback at New London High and Wolfgang-Pinto was a volunteer coach for the program. Reed is now the Washington Redskins' tight end and will be playing against the Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.
Wolfgang-Pinto, after years of working...