The Rangers boss has carried the weight of the club on his shoulders since assuming the Ibrox hotseat from Walter Smith, with even football matches often unable to provide him with some respite.
The visit of Arbroath this afternoon is another step in the right direction for him and his squad, with the Light Blue legions set to see his eight summer signings assembled together for the first time.
Having spent the close season building a team that should cruise to the League One title this term, McCoist must now find a way of making his impressive band of individuals sing from the same hymn sheet.
Some of the new Gers, like keeper Cammy Bell and midfielder Nicky Law, are surely assured of their place in the line-up.
But having seen his side storm to four successive league wins in superb style without the majority of his latest acquisitions, McCoist has a dilemma on his hands.
For the first time since Rangers' drop into the lower reaches of the Scottish game, he has stiff competition for every jersey that will hang in the Ibrox dressing room before kick-off this afternoon.
The Gers boss has become accustomed to dealing with a range of issues, both on and off the park, but he has some welcome conundrums to solve ahead of kick-off today.
McCoist said: "I've now possibly got a headache that every other Rangers manager has had - I have a selection problem.
"We have numbers and I've always said that's what this club should have - a healthy competition for places.
"There are eight or nine left and the eight boys that came in this summer will definitely benefit the squad.
"They might not all play at the same time but they could. We will definitely pick and choose and it's nice to have that problem.
"I wouldn't want to tempt fate about the game but you can definitely see an edge to training sessions, which is very healthy because the boys know they've got to perform and train well to have any chance of playing, which is good. That is the way it should be."
Rangers may be in fine fettle on the field but boardroom dramas continue to dominate the agenda at Ibrox.
The last few days have seen more twists and turns in the ongoing saga as the battle for control in Govan rages on.
And McCoist admits the weight on his shoulders hasn't cleared completely just yet.
He said: "I don't think it's totally disappeared because you're always a bit concerned in terms of the longer term future of the club, of course.
"But we definitely seem to have stabalised in recent weeks, I don't think there's any doubt about that.
"Stability off the park is crucial to the club and I definitely think it helps the boys, helps the team and helps the fans."
McCoist could quite conceivably hand starting jerseys to all eight of his summer recruits, pitching Richard Foster, Bilel Mohsni and Steven Smith in at the back, Arnold Peralta in midfield and sticking Jon Daly and Nicky Clark up front.
That would perhaps be harsh on the players that have started the campaign with aplomb, however, with the Gers boss keen to get the balance between new and old.
"That's a possibility but at the same time if you can bring in a few guys the pressure is right on them to perform because the lads have been doing well when they've not been in the side," McCoist said.
"We've been delighted with the level of consistency we've had in the performances, which we never had last year.
"The lads were terrific in terms of winning the league by 24 points but we didn't feel there was a level of consistency.
"There were some good performances and some bang average performances.
"But we are hopeful we've got a squad this year that can not only go on and win the league but have a far higher level of performance and consistency."