May 12, 1995

The News & Observer

Former UNC star arrested on domestic-abuse charge


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame assistant basketball coach Jimmy Black, the starting
playmaker on UNC's 1982 NCAA championship team, spent a few hours in jail after being
arrested last weekend in an ongoing domestic-abuse case.

Black was taken into custody Sunday at his home on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear
in court Jan. 4 on a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge. The charge stems from a Dec. 13
fight during which Black allegedly struck his fiancee, Stacy Frick, on the leg.

Black, a graduate assistant for the Tar Heels in 1983-84, was arrested after county police officers
saw a red, hand-shaped welt on Frick's leg, according to police reports.

Frick called police to the couple's home Sunday, saying she was afraid of Black. Black had not hit
her, Frick said. Black was taken to jail and released without posting bond.

The case involving the Dec. 13 incident is still pending, though it has not been a top priority, St.
Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Barnes said. Barnes said he has been told that Frick is
reluctant to go forward with charges against Black because the two are supposed to be married in

Police problems between Black and Frick date back to October, when officers were called to
Memorial Hospital after Frick was treated their for a black eye and other injuries. Police also were
called to the couple's home after arguments Dec. 21 and March 16, but no arrests were made.

According to a police report from the March 16 incident, Black said he "did not want his career
ruined because of all these problems."

Black was an assistant coach at South Carolina for one year before coming to Notre Dame in
1991. He also was an assistant at St. Joseph's for six years.