Ryan Mack, shown here coaching during a 2014 Golden Bears game at William L. Garrett Gymnasium, had a well-known gambling problem while working as boys basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Shelbyville High School. After admitting to taking school funds and paying them back, Mack was given a second chance that did not go well for the local school system.

Shelbyville Central Schools administration knew its high school assistant athletic director and boys basketball coach had a gambling problem two years ago when athletic funds were missing.

Rather than terminate Ryan Mack, he replaced the money he had taken, was removed from handling cash boxes at sporting events and warned a second lapse in judgment would result in termination. So the 32-year-old Ohio native concocted another way to pull money from the school system to wager on sporting events.