Former tennis coach pleads guilty in illegal gambling case

WICHITA, Kan. Update Wednesday, Feb. 14:

A former assistant tennis coach at Bishop Carroll High School Wednesday pleaded guilty to two counts involving illegal gambling.

Jack Oxler is the eighth person to make a plea in an investigation into illegal gambling and is the fourth of that group to plead guilty.

Oxler made his plea on charges of running an illegal gambling business and operating an illegal sports-gambling business.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says it's all connected to the FBI investigation in Wichita.

In that investigation, Danny Chapman, Daven Flax and Daniel Dreese also made guilty pleas to gambling and tax crimes.

Four others in the investigation have pleaded 'not guilty.' Those include former Wichita police officers Michael Zajkowski and Bruce Mackey, retired Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Frederiksen and Brock Wedeman.

If convicted, the men all face several years in prison and fines in the hundreds-of-thousands of dollars.


A Wichita man and former assistant tennis coach at Bishop Carroll High School was charged Monday in federal court with operating illegal gambling businesses, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Jack Oxler, 41, was charged with one count of operating an illegal poker gambling business and one count of operating an illegal sports betting business, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister says.

If convicted, McAllister says, Oxler he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The FBI, the Wichita Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service investigated.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office confirms the Oxler's arrest is tied to the federal investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita.

Monday, Oxler's attorney, Craig Robinson tells us Oxler did not teach at Bishop Carroll. The school says he coached from 2009 to 2010 and again from 2013 to 2017. Robinson says Oxler was also associated with a tennis academy at Genesis Health Club.

The attorney says the charges were part of a three-year investigation and that Oxler has cooperated with authorities and plans to plead guilty to the charges.