|Date of birth:||February 9, 1895|
|Place of birth:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Date of death:||February 1, 1973 (age 77)|
|College:||University of Illinois|
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Sternaman and George Halas took over management of the Decatur Staleys (as the Bears were then known) in 1920 when both were working for the A. E. Staley Co., a corn products firm in Decatur, Illinois. Sternaman and Halas both starred in football at the University of Illinois under the coaching of Bob Zuppke.
Sternaman played 10 seasons with the Bears after joining the team with George Halas in 1920. Along with Halas, Sternaman was co-coach of the team, quarterbacked for several seasons by Joey Sternaman, Dutch's younger brother. The three men were teammates at the University of Illinois in 1918. Sternaman sold his interest of the Chicago Bears to Halas in 1932. In the 1930s he coached at North Park University in Chicago.