Dave Lutes shared in countless celebrations during his remarkable 42-year career with the Kent School District, which comes to a close with his retirement Friday. Naturally, state championships achieved by the district’s four high schools during his tenure as director of athletics the past 29 years stand out. Yet, some nights seem more special than others, Lutes admits — such as watching his youngest daughter, Kristin, help key Kentlake’s third consecutive state volleyball title as a senior in 2002, a run that featured All-American Courtney Thompson. Like being in the Tacoma Dome that March evening in 2017 when the Kentridge girls and Kentwood boys claimed state basketball crowns within hours of each other. But as he reflects on his career as football coach and administrator over the past four decades, it’s not the trophies Lutes most treasures. Instead, he relishes the relationships forged along the way. “As I’ve been thinking back, I think my favorite memories are going to be the friendships and relationships with my fellow athletic directors and colleagues, not only from Kent but also from the years serving the SPSL and NPSL,” he said. “They’re all great guys and great gals....