The Gers were in turmoil 12 months ago as they narrowly secured membership to the Scottish Football Association.
This time around, they have won three of their friendlies ahead of the new Scottish Second Division campaign.
"Last year everyone was just thrown in together with no real organisation, no games and certainly not the training schedule we'd have wanted for them," McCoist told Sky Sports News.
"This time it is very different and everyone is getting to know each other. We're still in the early stages but everyone is benefiting from the way things are going.
"I'm not going to tempt fate in terms of results but, looking at our preparations, it's like night and day between last summer and now."
Rangers get their season underway at home to Brechin City on August 10.